THE NEW YORK TIMES: New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades
182 people have contracted measles in the state of New York since September of 2018 according to state and city health departments. Most of these cases are concentrated in Orthodox Jewish communities and are due to travel-related contractions of the virus, particularly affecting children who had visited countries with high outbreak rates. The past decade has seen rising numbers of measles diagnoses and unvaccinated children in the United States. Measles is highly contagious especially in low-vaccinated populations, so it is imperative that unvaccinated individuals get vaccinated. To read the full New York Times article by Sharon Otterman, click here.