Most cases of measles are concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic neighborhoods – in Williamsburg and Boro Park.
The authorities in new York announced the introduction in some areas of the city emergency health because of an outbreak of measles. This was reported by the newspaper The New York Times on Tuesday, April 9.
Measles in new York began to be recorded in the autumn of 2018. Since then there have been was 285 confirmed cases. 21 people were hospitalized, five of which were in intensive care.
It is noted that most cases of measles are concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic neighborhoods – in Williamsburg and Boro Park.
The mayor of new York bill de Blasio said that the city administration will require unvaccinated persons residing in these areas to be vaccinated. Violators of this order can expect fines that can reach thousands of dollars.
A state of emergency will last at least until April 17, when the Board of health of new York will convene for its next meeting.
It is also reported that since the beginning of 2019 in the US there were 465 cases of measles. Only last week there were 78 new cases.