Measles hit the chic Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan

Mazels is now in the glamorous Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and, except for the five neighborhoods of New York City, officials have announced Wednesday.

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A total of 550 people have fallen ill due to the highly contagious disease that is spreading mainly through unvaccinated and highly religious communities in the city.

The vast majority of cases (77 percent) are still centered around orthodox Jewish communities in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but from this week there has been one case in Manhattan and seven in Staten Island.

Only the Bronx is unaffected, and last week neighboring New Jersey announced that a traveler at Newark Liberty International Airport had measles, potentially exposing thousands to the three-state hub.

Compulsory vaccination is still enforced in four New York zip codes and the city has called 123 people to demand that they be vaccinated or receive a fine of up to $ 2,000.

New York still has the highest rate of 940 measles cases in the US, as health officials across the country are desperately trying to prevent the spread of both disease and misinformation about vaccines.

Mazels has now hit 550 people in New York City, who found their way to every town except the Bronx, as well as Newark International Liberty Airport city center

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Mazels has now hit 550 people in New York City, who found their way to every town except the Bronx, as well as Newark International Liberty Airport city center

& # 39; The recently identified cases are related to exposures in neighborhoods with known measles activity & # 39 ;, said New York Three-Person Health Officer, Dr. Oxiris Barbot.

In other words, the disease has continued to spread from outbreak neighborhoods – namely Rockland County and Williamsburg – to other people in Manhattan and Staten Island.

& # 39; These cases prove that it is urgent to be vaccinated, especially if you spend time in areas that are experiencing an outbreak, & # 39; Dr. Barbot added.

& # 39; This message cannot be emphasized enough – if you live, work or attend school in these parts of the city, get vaccinated if you are able to.

& # 39; We thank the thousands of people throughout the city who have been vaccinated. Each of you has taken a crucial step to protect your family, your neighbors and yourself. & # 39;

A measles person was reportedly on May 8 at Newark Liberty International Airport, potentially exposing thousands of travelers to the disease, New Jersey health officials revealed Friday.

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Although measles outbreaks are now nationwide – striking in 26 states – the Orthodox Jewish communities in New York suffer from the disease in the US outbreak that made 940 people sick.

In an attempt to stop the outbreak, the city has ordered every adult and every child in five Brooklyn zip codes to get vaccinated or receive fines of up to $ 2,000.

So far, 123 subpoenas have been issued to unvaccinated New Yorkers who have refused to take photos for themselves or their children.

Yet the highly contagious, once eliminated, virus continues to spread, most recently in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where the city's health department is now trying to reach Spanish and Chinese-speaking communities.

& # 39; The recently identified cases are related to exposures in neighborhoods with known measles activity & # 39 ;, said New York Three-Person Health Officer, Dr. Oxiris Barbot.

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In other words, the new cases clearly spread from sick people in areas with outbreaks – namely Rockland County and Sunset Park – to previously uninfected areas.

& # 39; This message cannot be emphasized enough – if you live, work or go to school in these parts of the city, get vaccinated if you are able, & # 39; Barbot.

& # 39; We thank the thousands of people throughout the city who have been vaccinated.

& # 39; Each of you has taken a crucial step to protect your family, your neighbors and yourself. & # 39;

Regarding the Newark Airport case, it is not possible to say how many of the passengers and employees may have been unvaccinated – including children who are too young to take photos – and how many may have been in contact with the infected person.

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No additional related cases have been reported so far,

In 2017, 43.3 million passengers flew in and out of Newark, which serves as one of the three main hubs for New York City and is the 11th busiest airport in the US.

Health officials have pushed hard for awareness and vaccination campaigns that may have protected New Yorkers, but such efforts do not really apply to those who were in Newark's Terminal B between 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. on May 8.

& # 39; We urge everyone to see if they and their family members are up-to-date about the measles / mumps / rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate vaccinations, & # 39 ;, said the epidemiologist from the state of New Jersey, Dr. Christina Tan.

In New York, measles has spread like wildfire in orthodox Jewish communities, where some believe a vaccine is a foreign body, forbidding the Torah to allow Jews to enter their own bodies.

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But Mayor Bill DiBlasio declared the state of emergency last month and mandated him that anyone living in outbreak areas be vaccinated or fined – regardless of their religious beliefs.

Several parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that the mandate violated their constitutional rights to freedom of religion, but a Brooklyn judge upheld the vaccine order.

Since 1 October, the health department has counted more than 25,000 doses of measles and rubella vaccine administered in the affected neighborhoods.

Measles are extremely contagious and I urge non-vaccinated New Yorkers to get the vaccine immediately unless there is a medical condition that prevents it. Barbot in a statement from Friday.

Most measles outbreaks started with international travelers, but all those visitors to the US were old enough to be vaccinated.

These travelers are mainly from Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines.

One of those travelers also spread the virus to Detroit, Michigan.

CDC officials also emphasized the role of misinformation in the current outbreaks.

Social media and local ground agents spread misconceptions among many communities about the safety and efficacy of the MMR vaccine.

Vulnerable, religious and insular communities are particularly & # 39; target & # 39; of disinformation campaigns, said CDC vaccine expert Dr. Nancy Messonier, although officials said they could not figure out why these groups & # 39; goals & # 39; to be.

Measles outbreaks have been reported in 26 states, with the highest rate occurring in New York (map not yet updated to reflect Oklahoma and Maine cases)
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Measles outbreaks have been reported in 26 states, with the highest rate occurring in New York (map not yet updated to reflect Oklahoma and Maine cases)

Measles outbreaks have been reported in 26 states, with the highest rate occurring in New York (map not yet updated to reflect Oklahoma and Maine cases)

The outbreak of the state of Washington has now been eradicated, after making 72 people sick in total.

Dr. Messonier confirmed that not all people diagnosed with measles have not been vaccinated.

She explained that in places where there is & # 39; extreme disease pressure, we know that vaccines can fail. & # 39;

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Anyone who received both doses of the BMR vaccine after 1967 should be protected from measles.

Those born before 1957 are believed to have been exposed to the disease.

Health officials say they have not seen any signs that immunity is declining so far, but are urging everyone to talk to their caregivers and check their admission data.

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Someone over 30 may still not have the antibodies they need to fight the circulating infection.

The year has only passed a third time and there have been more measles cases in 2019 than the US has seen in 25 years, although weekly diagnoses have been delayed this week

The year has only passed a third time and there have been more measles cases in 2019 than the US has seen in 25 years, although weekly diagnoses have been delayed this week

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The year has only passed a third time and there have been more measles cases in 2019 than the US has seen in 25 years, although weekly diagnoses have been delayed this week

However, Dr. Esper notes that testing of the MMR vaccine has shown that it is effective against the strain that is currently engulfing the US.

Earlier this month, President Trump joined the choir and urged parents to vaccinate their children in a shift from his tweets from a few years ago that warned of links between the BMR vaccine and autism.

Asked whether he thought President Trump should publicly disapprove of his earlier tweets and sentiments, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar defended Trump.

& # 39; A few years ago there was a debate on that issue, & # 39; said Azar.

& # 39; We can certainly reassure every parent that there is no connection between vaccines and autism & # 39 ;, he said, adding that the President's statement last week was a & # 39; strong & # 39; attitude towards vaccination and measles outbreak.

& # 39; The president has been very clear that people need to take their photos … and make sure they are up-to-date, "Azar said.

Dr. Esper says that changing the melodies as President Trump has done, & actually is exactly what we would like to see.

& # 39; Someone who was against the vaccine in 2014 is now telling you to take your vaccine and that's what we want to see. & # 39;

Although the outbreak of one state has ended, health officials said they expect more cases to be reported in the coming days.

& # 39; I suspect that we will still see more cases, but the speed with which they go up will depend on how good the current outbreaks are & # 39 ;, says Dr. Esper.

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