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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


    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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    NY, NJ residents possibly exposed to measles by infected traveler: Health officials
    Posted 3:47 PM, October 14, 2018, by PIX11 News

    ...The traveler returned from Israel and visited locations throughout New York and New Jersey between Oct. 4 and 11, potentially exposing others to the disease.

    Anyone who visited the following locations in New York or New Jersey may have been exposed to measles:

    Congregation Bais Elazer, 26 Voyager Court, Monsey, NY
    Oct. 4 between 8:00 am and 11:00 am
    Mia’s Reflexology, 191 South Main Street, New City, NY
    Oct. 4 between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm
    Lifetime Gym, 10 Van Riper Road, Montvale, New Jersey
    Oct. 5 between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm
    Wesley Kosher, 455 Route 306, Monsey, NY
    Oct. 5 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
    Congregation Borov, 2 Parker Road, Monsey, NY
    Oct. 5 between 6:45 pm and 9:45 pm
    Oct. 6 between 9:00 am and 1:45 pm
    Costco, 50 Overlook Blvd., Nanuet, NY
    Oct. 7 between 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm
    Care 365, 1 Main Street, Monsey, NY
    Oct. 8 between 10:00 pm and 12:00 am
    Westchester Medical Center Emergency Room, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla,
    Oct. 11 between 3:45 am and 4:15 pm...


    • #3

      Seven Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Rockland County
      Saying there's the potential for further exposure, health officials have sent up more clinics for free vaccines.
      By Lanning Taliaferro, Patch Staff | Oct 16, 2018 7:50 pm ET | Updated Oct 16, 2018 7:54 pm ET

      NEW CITY, NY — Rockland County has seven total confirmed cases of measles in three different groups connected to travel to and from Israel, county health officials said. Of those cases, two are secondary, meaning they originated from exposure occurring locally in Rockland.

      Rockland residents have been exposed to measles three times in the past month. The first case of an international traveler with measles was in late September, and more cases due to separate international travelers, three from Rockland and one from abroad in early October, are leading to more cases of measles among non-immune residents, officials said.

      County health officials offered a free vaccine to residents who had been exposed on Oct. 11. Now they're offering two more chances for a free vaccine.


      • #4

        Measles outbreak in Brooklyn, Rockland County
        By: FOX5NY.COM STAFF
        Posted: Oct 18 2018 07:36AM EDT
        Video Posted: Oct 18 2018 08:16AM EDT
        Updated: Oct 18 2018 08:28AM EDT

        NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A measles outbreak that began when a child went on a trip to Israel now includes six cases in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and 11 cases in Rockland County.

        Health officials had warned about the possibility of an outbreak earlier this month when they confirmed a case of the highly contagious viral disease in a child...


        • #5

          Measles Outbreak Hits Williamsburg, Officials Say
          Six Williamsburg children have contracted the highly contagious disease, according to the New York City Health Department.
          By Kathleen Culliton, Patch Staff | Oct 19, 2018 11:52 am ET

          ...Only one of the six children had been vaccinated, but too recently for it to fight the infection, health officials said...

          ...One kid has since gone to the hospital with pneumonia and another suffered an ear infection because of complications stemming from measles, health officials said...


          • #6

            Rockland Health Dept: 15 measles cases, 6 more under investigation and 2 new MMR clinics
            Rochel Leah Goldblatt, Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 12:21 p.m. ET Oct. 24, 2018 | Updated 1:01 p.m. ET Oct. 24, 2018

            There are now 15 cases of confirmed measles in Rockland and the county Department of Health is investigating six additional cases and offering two more free vaccination clinics Thursday and Friday.

            Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert said the increase in confirmed measles cases is due to lab tests confirming previously suspected ones.

            Health officials did not state if the new or suspected cases were related to the previously confirmed ones or give any information about the patients due to privacy protection laws. Most of the original exposure locations listed to by the state Health Department were in Monsey and New Square, with places in Nanuet, New City and Montvale, New Jersey, as well...


            • #7

              Number of Measles Cases in Rockland County Rises to 20
              Published 5 hours ago

              The confirmed cases of measles in Rockland County has risen to 20, with four suspected cases being investigated, officials said Friday...


              • #8

                33 confirmed measles cases in Rockland County: Health officials
                Posted 8:59 AM, October 29, 2018, by PIX11 News, Updated at 10:17AM, October 29, 2018

                NEW YORK — There are 33 confirmed cases of measles in Rockland County and five other suspected cases under investigation, health officials announced on Sunday.

                Measles was first detected in Rockland County earlier this month. Most of the original exposure happened in Monsey and New Square, Nanuet, New City and Montvale, New Jersey.

                In response to the outbreak, roughly 2,000 people were vaccinated recently, many in free clinics run by the Rockland Department of Health...


                • #9

                  Measles outbreak grows in Rockland County
                  Posted: Oct 31, 2018 5:31 PM EDT
                  Updated: Nov 01, 2018 5:50 AM EDT

                  NEW SQUARE -

                  Another free measles clinic will be offered today in Rockland County as the outbreak of the virus continues to grow.

                  The number of confirmed measles cases now stands at 40, with 11 more suspected. The number has doubled from last week.

                  Starting Monday, health officials are requiring all schools in New Square, and some in Spring Valley and Monsey, to keep home students who are not properly vaccinated until 21 days after the last confirmed measles case.
                  Officials say this affects more than 1,000 students in Rockland...


                  • #10

                    Number of Measles Cases in Brooklyn Outbreak Rises to 17
                    Published 23 minutes ago

                    Eleven new cases of children with measles has been confirmed in Brooklyn — bringing the total to 17, city health officials announced Friday.

                    The New York City Health Department reports that the recent cases — which involves children from 7 months to 4 years — are in Williamsburg and Borough Park...


                    • #11

                      Rockland measles cases reach 46 amid concerns over polling site exposure
                      Posted: Nov 02, 2018 12:20 PM EDT
                      Updated: Nov 02, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

                      MONSEY -

                      The number of confirmed measles cases in Rockland County has reached 46, amid concerns that the illness could be transmitted at polling locations on Election Day next Tuesday.

                      A number of polling places are located within the East Ramapo Central School District, causing the district to take precautions to limit possible exposure to the disease...


                      • #12

                        Confirmed Measles Outbreak Rises To 52 Cases In Rockland County, More Suspected
                        Lack Of Complete Vaccinations Combined With Exposure To Massive Outbreaks Overseas Allowing Disease To Spread To U.S. Communities
                        November 6, 2018 at 2:17 pm

                        NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Health officials in Rockland County announced Tuesday the number of people infected with measles has rised to 52 confirmed cases, with seven more suspected cases under investigation by the Department of Health.

                        Previously at schools that have dealt with confirmed cases, students who haven’t received the measles vaccination were ordered to stay home until at least early November.

                        The initial outbreak was centered in Hasidic communities, including one in New Square, N.Y. Banners and fliers throughout the community are urging people to receive the vaccination...


                        • #13

                          Measles in Rockland County: 55 cases, Increased school exclusions
                          By Bette Graham -
                          November 10, 2018 48

                          At the end of September 2018, an international traveler arrived in Rockland County with a suspected case of the measles.

                          There have been additional cases of measles from international travelers to Rockland, exposing more people to measles. People who are unvaccinated risk getting infected with measles and spreading it to others.

                          These cases are presently clustered in eastern Ramapo (New Square, Spring Valley, Monsey), however due to Rockland County’s small geographic size, exposure to the measles may occur anywhere in the county.

                          As of November 9, 2018, there are 55 confirmed reported cases in Rockland County.
                          Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce to residents that the Health Department is increasing school exclusions from the current 70% to 80% vaccination rate. This will affect a greater number of schools, meaning more students will have to remain home and be unable to attend school...


                          • #14

                            Measles Outbreak: 13 More Cases In Four Days In Rockland County
                            Now so widespread, with 68 confirmed cases, even those born before 1957 and those who were fully vaccinated are at risk.
                            By Lanning Taliaferro, Patch Staff | Nov 13, 2018 1:06 pm ET | Updated Nov 13, 2018 3:58 pm ET

                            ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY — There are 68 confirmed cases of measles within Rockland County as well as 11 suspected cases. That's a jump of 13 cases in just four days.

                            County Department of Health officials said that the entire county should be considered at risk. Even people previously considered immune — anyone born before 1957 and anyone who has received two doses of measles vaccine — could catch the highly contagious disease.

                            Health officials tightened restrictions on schools in the geographic area where the outbreak is concentrated. All schools in New Square and any school in Spring Valley or Monsey where the immunization rate is lower than 80 percent, must keep un- or under-vaccinated students at home...


                            • #15
                              Recent Infections in Brooklyn
                              Since October, there have been 24 confirmed cases of measles in the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. The initial child was unvaccinated and acquired measles on a visit to Israel, where a large outbreak of the disease is occurring.
                              If you plan to travel to Israel, protect yourself against measles and get vaccinated at least two weeks in advance of your trip. If you have traveled to Israel and you have a fever, cough, red eyes, runny nose and body rash, contact your doctor.