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NY: Measles exposure alert for NY/NJ; 312 confirmed cases in Rockland Co.- Health Emergency declared; 654 in Brooklyn/Queens; 57 cases in Orange Co NY.; cases in Erie Co. & Monroe Co. NY; Exposure alert Bergen Co NJ; 18 cases in Westchester Co. NY; 19 Sullivan Co. cases; 1 Greene and Suffolk Co. Case; 6 cases in Wyoming County

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  • NY: Measles exposure alert for NY/NJ; 312 confirmed cases in Rockland Co.- Health Emergency declared; 654 in Brooklyn/Queens; 57 cases in Orange Co NY.; cases in Erie Co. & Monroe Co. NY; Exposure alert Bergen Co NJ; 18 cases in Westchester Co. NY; 19 Sullivan Co. cases; 1 Greene and Suffolk Co. Case; 6 cases in Wyoming County

    Source: http://hudsonvalleypost.com/traveler...gious-disease/

    Traveler Exposes Hudson Valley To Highly Contagious Disease
    Bobby Welber
    October 4, 2018

    ...According to the New York State Department of Health anyone who visited the following locations in Rockland County may have been exposed to measles:

    Bais Medrash of New Square, 11 Truman Ave, New Square

    Friday, 9/28, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    Saturday, 9/29 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    Sunday, 9/30 between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Sunday, 9/30 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

    Sukkah adjacent to Avir Yakov Boys' School, 766 N. Main St, New Square

    Friday, 9/28 between noon and 4 p.m.
    Saturday, 9/29 between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    Refuah Health Center,728 N. Main St, New Square

    Saturday, 9/29 between 11:30 p.m. and 2 a.m.
    Monday, 10/1 between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30p.m.

    Officials are also working closely with the New Jersey Department of Health to find people who may have been exposed at Newark Liberty International Airport. The traveler arrived in Terminal B and may have traveled to other areas of the airport., officials say.

    Anyone who was in the airport on September 28 between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles, and if infected could develop symptoms as late as Oct. 19, according to the New York Department of Health...

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    Source: https://riverreporter.com/stories/me...sullivan,33132

    Measles outbreak not over in Sullivan
    Posted Wednesday, September 4, 2019 10:17 am

    LIBERTY, NY — As the summer winds down, so do the clinics for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations in Sullivan County. The county’s Public Health Services reminds the public that measles continues to be a concern.

    Sullivan County has had 15 confirmed cases this summer, and four additional epidemiology-linked cases, bringing the total to 19 cases so far in the county this year. None of these cases are currently contagious. However, health care providers and public-health officials in Sullivan County continue to be vigilant at screening and monitoring for cases of measles in individuals. Symptoms include a rash, high fever, cough and conjunctivitis (watery eyes).

    The measles outbreak is not yet considered over in New York State. As of August 28, there were 414 confirmed cases of measles in the state, outside of New York City (312 in Rockland County, 57 in Orange County, 18 in Westchester County, 19 in Sullivan County, six in Wyoming County, one in Suffolk County and one in Greene County.)...

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    Source: https://gothamist.com/news/nyc-decla...xers-continues

    NYC Declares End To Measles Outbreak, But Fight Against Anti-Vaxxers Continues
    By Gwynne Hogan
    Sept. 3, 2019 4:50 p.m.


    New York City’s biggest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years, which predominantly sickened ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents of Williamsburg and Borough Park, has ended.

    According to Health Department officials, 42 days, or two consecutive incubation periods for the highly contagious virus have passed, allowing the city to declare itself measles-free. The last recorded infection was in mid-July. An emergency order in place since April that required measles vaccination for all people who lived, worked or attended school in four Brooklyn zip codes has been lifted.

    “There may no longer be local transmission of measles in New York City, but the threat remains given other outbreaks in the U.S. and around the world,” Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot said at a press conference on Tuesday. “Our best defense against renewed transmission is having a well-immunized city.”...

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    Source: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2170/
    Some areas of New York State are currently experiencing a measles outbreak, including the lower Hudson Valley and parts of New York City.
    Measles spreads easily and can be dangerous to anyone who is not vaccinated. If you have questions about measles or the measles vaccine, call the New York State Measles Hotline at 888-364-4837.

    As of August 30, 2019, there are 414 confirmed cases of measles in New York State outside of New York City (312 in Rockland County, 57 in Orange County, 18 in Westchester County, 19 in Sullivan County, 6 in Wyoming County, 1 in Suffolk County and 1 in Greene County.)

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    Source: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health...s/measles.page
    Recent Outbreak in Brooklyn and Queens

    As of August 26, 2019, there have been 654 confirmed cases in NYC since September 2018.
    Vaccination Requirement in Brooklyn

    On April 9, the Health Commissioner ordered every adult and child who lives, works or resides in the following ZIP codes and has not received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to be vaccinated:
    • 11205
    • 11206
    • 11211
    • 11249
    On April 17, the Board of Health voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Commissioner's order and the vaccination requirement.
    As of August 26, 34,444 doses of the MMR vaccine have been administered to people who are under 19 years old in Williamsburg and Borough Park since October.
    People who demonstrate they are immune from measles or have a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine will not need to get vaccinated.
    If the Health Department identifies a person with measles or an unvaccinated child exposed to measles in one of the above ZIP codes, that individual or their parent or guardian could be fined $1,000.
    You can get vaccinated at a Federally Qualified Health Center near you, or at our immunization clinic in Fort Greene...


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    Source: https://www.lohud.com/story/news/loc...al/2129690001/

    Measles: Rockland updates totals after confirming earlier cases
    Nancy Cutler, Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 2:34 p.m. ET Aug. 27, 2019

    Rockland County added 16 more cases of measles to its full tally since an outbreak of the virus began. But, county officials said, these aren't new cases. Rather, they were illnesses detected earlier and only recently confirmed as measles.

    The county has documented a total of 312 measles cases since the outbreak began in October.

    On Aug. 20, the total was 296. But none of the newly documented cases included current measles cases,Rockland officials said.

    "These are historic cases," said Rockland County spokesman John Lyon. "Just to bring everyone up-to-date on the full extent of the outbreak."

    The 16 documented cases occurred between early February and mid-May, Lyon said. Blood tests collected months after the illness confirmed measles. "This is just another example of the diligence of the team at (the Rockland County Health department) and shows the level of detail they look for when investigating cases," Lyon said Tuesday...

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    Source: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2170/
    Some areas of New York State are currently experiencing a measles outbreak, including the lower Hudson Valley and parts of New York City.
    Measles spreads easily and can be dangerous to anyone who is not vaccinated. If you have questions about measles or the measles vaccine, call the New York State Measles Hotline at 888-364-4837.

    As of August 22, 2019, there are 394 confirmed cases of measles in New York State outside of New York City (296 in Rockland County, 57 in Orange County, 18 in Westchester County, 15 in Sullivan County, 6 in Wyoming County, 1 in Suffolk County and 1 in Greene County.)

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    Source: http://rocklandgov.com/departments/h...s-information/
    2018 - 2019 Measles Outbreak in Rockland County:

    As of August 15, 2019, there are 296 confirmed reported cases of measles in Rockland County.

    Age groups for the confirmed measles cases in Rockland County as of August 15, 2019:
    • Less than 1 year old: 12.2%
    • 1-3 years: 27.0%
    • 4-6 years: 13.9%
    • 7-18 years: 26.4%
    • 19+ years: 21.6%
    Vaccination rates for confirmed measles cases in Rockland County as of August 15, 2019:
    • 78.7% have had 0 MMRs
    • 5.7% have had 1 MMR
    • 3.4% have had 2 MMRs
    • 12.2% have unknown status

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    Source: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health...s/measles.page
    Recent Outbreak in Brooklyn and Queens

    As of August 12, 2019, there have been 653 confirmed cases in NYC since September 2018.
    Vaccination Requirement in Brooklyn

    On April 9, the Health Commissioner ordered every adult and child who lives, works or resides in the following ZIP codes and has not received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to be vaccinated:
    • 11205
    • 11206
    • 11211
    • 11249
    On April 17, the Board of Health voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Commissioner's order and the vaccination requirement.
    As of August 12, 33,234 doses of the MMR vaccine have been administered to people who are under 19 years old in Williamsburg and Borough Park since October.
    People who demonstrate they are immune from measles or have a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine will not need to get vaccinated.
    If the Health Department identifies a person with measles or an unvaccinated child exposed to measles in one of the above ZIP codes, that individual or their parent or guardian could be fined $1,000.
    You can get vaccinated at a Federally Qualified Health Center near you, or at our immunization clinic in Fort Greene...

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  • Shiloh
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    Some areas of New York State are currently experiencing a measles outbreak, including the lower Hudson Valley and parts of New York City.
    Measles spreads easily and can be dangerous to anyone who is not vaccinated. If you have questions about measles or the measles vaccine, call the New York State Measles Hotline at 888-364-4837.

    As of August 12, 2019, there are 385 confirmed cases of measles in New York State outside of New York City (290 in Rockland County, 55 in Orange County, 18 in Westchester County, 14 in Sullivan County, 6 in Wyoming County, 1 in Suffolk County and 1 in Greene County.)

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    Source: https://13wham.com/health-matters/5-...nite-community

    5 cases of measles confirmed in Wyoming County Mennonite community
    by WHAMThursday, August 8th 2019

    Wyoming County, N.Y. (WHAM) - Health officials with the New York State Department of Health confirmed five cases of measles of the Mennonite community in Wyoming County.

    Officials said patient zero in the cluster of cases has not traveled outside Wyoming County.

    The source of the measles remains unknown. As a result, measles may be circulating in Wyoming County.

    Anyone who shows up to a doctor's office with fever and rash should be treated as a potential measles case. Primary care providers are being asked to ask about possible measles exposures for those who may have a fever, cough, conjunctivitis and coryza...

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    Source: http://rocklandgov.com/departments/h...s-information/ 2018 - 2019 Measles Outbreak in Rockland County:

    As of August 2, 2019, there are 290 confirmed reported cases of measles in Rockland County.

    Age groups for the confirmed measles cases in Rockland County as of August 2, 2019:
    • Less than 1 year old: 12.4%
    • 1-3 years: 26.9%
    • 4-6 years: 13.4%
    • 7-18 years: 26.2%
    • 19+ years: 21.0%
    Vaccination rates for confirmed measles cases in Rockland County as of August 2, 2019:
    • 78.3% have had 0 MMRs
    • 5.9% have had 1 MMR
    • 3.4% have had 2 MMRs
    • 12.4% have unknown status

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    Source: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health...s/measles.page
    Recent Outbreak in Brooklyn and Queens

    As of July 29, 2019, there have been 642 confirmed cases in NYC since September.
    Vaccination Requirement in Brooklyn

    On April 9, the Health Commissioner ordered every adult and child who lives, works or resides in the following ZIP codes and has not received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to be vaccinated:
    • 11205
    • 11206
    • 11211
    • 11249
    On April 17, the Board of Health voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Commissioner's order and the vaccination requirement.
    As of July 29, 32,275 doses of the MMR vaccine have been administered to people who are under 19 years old in Williamsburg and Borough Park since October.
    People who demonstrate they are immune from measles or have a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine will not need to get vaccinated.
    If the Health Department identifies a person with measles or an unvaccinated child exposed to measles in one of the above ZIP codes, that individual or their parent or guardian could be fined $1,000.
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    Source: http://rocklandgov.com/departments/h...s-information/
    2018 - 2019 Measles Outbreak in Rockland County:

    As of July 30, 2019, there are 289 confirmed reported cases of measles in Rockland County.

    Age groups for the confirmed measles cases in Rockland County as of July 30, 2019:
    • Less than 1 year old: 12.1%
    • 1-3 years: 27.0%
    • 4-6 years: 13.5%
    • 7-18 years: 26.3%
    • 19+ years: 21.1%
    Vaccination rates for confirmed measles cases in Rockland County as of July 26, 2019:
    • 78.2% have had 0 MMRs
    • 5.9% have had 1 MMR
    • 3.5% have had 2 MMRs
    • 12.5% have unknown status

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    Source: http://rocklandgov.com/departments/h...s-information/
    2018 - 2019 Measles Outbreak in Rockland County:

    As of July 26, 2019, there are 284 confirmed reported cases of measles in Rockland County.

    Age groups for the confirmed measles cases in Rockland County as of July 26, 2019:
    • Less than 1 year old: 11.7%
    • 1-3 years: 27.5%
    • 4-6 years: 13.0%
    • 7-18 years: 26.68%
    • 19+ years: 21.1%
    Vaccination rates for confirmed measles cases in Rockland County as of July 26, 2019:
    • 78.2% have had 0 MMRs
    • 5.6% have had 1 MMR
    • 3.5% have had 2 MMRs
    • 12.7% have unknown status

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    Source: https://midhudsonnews.com/2019/07/25...outbreak-over/

    Rockland County declares measles outbreak over
    July 25, 2019

    NEW CITY – Rockland County officials, Thursday, declared the measles crisis in the county is over.

    Since the measles outbreak began last October, there have been 283 confirmed cases in Rockland causing the county to impose a state of emergency. That has now expired. Over the last three months the number of new confirmed cases has dramatically declined – by 29 percent in May, by 63 percent in June and by 42 percent to date in July, County Executive Edwin Day reported...

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    Source: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health...s/measles.page
    Recent Outbreak in Brooklyn and Queens

    As of July 22, 2019, there have been 637 confirmed cases in NYC since September.
    Vaccination Requirement in Brooklyn

    On April 9, the Health Commissioner ordered every adult and child who lives, works or resides in the following ZIP codes and has not received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to be vaccinated:
    • 11205
    • 11206
    • 11211
    • 11249
    On April 17, the Board of Health voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Commissioner's order and the vaccination requirement.
    As of July 22, 31,790 doses of the MMR vaccine have been administered to people who are under 19 years old in Williamsburg and Borough Park since October.
    People who demonstrate they are immune from measles or have a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine will not need to get vaccinated.
    If the Health Department identifies a person with measles or an unvaccinated child exposed to measles in one of the above ZIP codes, that individual or their parent or guardian could be fined $1,000.
    You can get vaccinated at a Federally Qualified Health Center near you, or at our immunization clinic in Fort Greene...

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