NYC Health Dept: Measles Outbreak Has Ended in Jewish Neighborhoods

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NYC measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighbourhoods declared over

The measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City is considered over.

Measles outbreaks are normally declared over after two incubation periods (42 days) have passed since the last infectious day.

This means that an emergency order mandating vaccines will be lifted, according to the report.

New York City has defeated its largest measles outbreak in almost three decades, city officials announced on Tuesday. "They helped encourage vaccinations and achieve record immunization levels in parts of Brooklyn", New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a written statement on Tuesday.

Those measures have been lifted, but a NY state law passed in June outlawing religious exemptions that had allowed parents to circumvent school-mandated vaccination remains in place. To keep our children and communities safe, I urge all New Yorkers to get vaccinated.

"There may no longer be local transmission of measles in New York City, but the threat remains given other outbreaks in the USA and around the world", said Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot. "There may no longer be local transmission of measles in New York City, but the threat remains given other outbreaks in the USA and around the world". "Our best defense against renewed transmission is having a well immunized city".

"Staying up to date on vaccines is the best way for people to protect the health and safety of their friends, family and neighbors", Barbot said.

The city's outbreak was the largest in the country, fueling a national increase that has resulted in the greatest number of cases in a single year in 27 years. Since then, there were 52 measles-related hospitalizations and 16 admissions to intensive care units due to the virus.

More than 26,000 children in public and private schools and day-care centers had previously gone unvaccinated for religious reasons, according to the state Health Department.

Since September 2018, the disease has spread to 654 people.

Religious exemptions for all vaccines required to attend school, including MMR vaccine, are no longer valid in New York State.

Even though the outbreak has come to an end, officials tell residents to remain vigilant.

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