Measles outbreak in Israel prompts warning in New York
Measles has been diagnosed in 17 children in the Orthodox Jewish community in the Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the New York City Department of Health stated Friday.
626 people have been infected this year, the highest number since 2014, when 667 infections were recorded. Most of the new infections (68) were in New York state, which has two current outbreaks.
The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday.
New York outbreaks continue to drive US measles cases up toward levels not seen in 25 years
Cases of the vaccine-preventable disease are virtually certain to surpass the record of 667 in 2014.
(NEW YORK) — Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York. That brings this year’s total to 626. That is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported for the whole year. The most before that was 963 cases in 1994. Twenty-two states have reported cases, but the vast majority have been in New York — mainly in New York City and in nearby Rockland County. Most of the New York cases have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jew...
Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable infection that was officially declared eradicated in the US in 2000. Yet, outbreaks continue to occur in the US. Measles cases have considerable morbidity requiring hospitalization. We sought to describe the incidence, associations, comorbidities, and outcomes of hospitalizations for measles in the US. The 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a 20% sample of US hospitalizations, was analyzed. Measles was diagnosed using ICD9 codes (n=582).
As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.
There are at least 555 confirmed cases in 20 states, according to the CDC
The parents all live within the four Brooklyn ZIP codes that have been ordered in a 'state of emergency' to vaccinate everyone - children and adults - against measles to control the outbreak.
Health officials fear Americans traveling for this weekend's religious holidays could worsen the growing measles outbreak. There are at least 555 confirmed cases in 20 states, according to the CDC, and most are said to affect school-age kids. Mola Lenghi reports.