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NYC declares end to largest measles outbreak in nation


September 4, 2019

Seth Wenig – Associated Press

FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Health officials in New York City say a measles outbreak concentrated in Brooklyn is over.

New York City's largest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years is over, city officials said Tuesday.

The city spent more than $6 million, deployed more than 500 staff and issued a mandatory vaccination order for people living and working in four Brooklyn neighborhoods. The outbreak of a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening disease was heavily concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, where misinformation about the safety and effectiveness of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine has spread, officials said.


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