Michigan measles outbreak linked to outbreak in New York
Michigan health officials confirmed the measles outbreak in Oakland County is linked to the ongoing outbreak in New York.
The rapid spread of measles is prompting newer and stronger measures from health officials across the country. The CDC says the number of cases has grown to 555 in 20 states. Rockland County, New York, is among the hardest-hit areas, with 186 cases since October. Mola Lenghi reports.
With Passover approaching, there's expected to be an increase in visitors from Brooklyn, where mandatory vaccinations were ordered last week.
Rockland County health officials order new restrictions and requirements to stem the ongoing and worsening measles outbreak in the New York City suburb.Medscape Medical News
In recent weeks, the measles has spread from 15 to 20 states. In areas with the worst outbreaks, including Rockland County, New York, public health officials are taking extreme measures. Mola Lenghi reports.
Officials in a suburban New York county are announcing new measures to fight the spread of measles
United Talmudical Academy, which has around 250 kids aged three to five years old and 10 teachers, is in Williamsburg, one of the areas hardest-hit by the current measles outbreak.
The Israeli traveler arrived in New York in November, when the measles outbreak was starting to take hold in Brooklyn. He went to Michigan in early March and was there for a week before diagnosis.
Measles outbreaks across the US are forcing public health officials to take drastic action to get people vaccinated, threatening fines or even jail time
The World Health Organization says measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide in the first three months of 2019, compared with the same period last year. New numbers from the CDC show 555 cases have been reported in the U.S. across 20 states this year. Measles is extremely contagious and can be deadly. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the outbreak.
A total of 555 measles cases have occurred this year, surpassing 372 last year and approaching 667 in 2014, according to the CDC. Vaccination refusal is the primary driver of the disease outbreaks.Medscape Medical News