He also added that we need to take this seriously because the situation has now become endangering to the lives of children.
Unlike Jamaica, the U.S. has been fighting with anti-vaccination movements, which the World Health Organization (WHO) says is among the 10 threats to global health in 2019. Those that do not get vaccinated may face a misdemeanor charge and fines. Albany should strike now, while measles is raging in our state, to stop any more preventable childhood diseases from roaring back.
The reason that these yeshivas were given their very own call-out decree is because numerous children (most of the reported cases are children under the age of 18) that have been infected are part of the Orthodox Jewish community in NY.
"It really is an incredibly safe vaccine".
"We've worked closely with the community religious leaders and schools to make sure that vulnerable people are kept safe during this outbreak and to challenge the unsafe misinformation that is being spread by a group of anti-vaxxers", she said. "They have been spreading unsafe misinformation based on fake science". "We stand with the majority of people in this community who have worked hard to protect their children and those at risk".
A vaccination rate of 95 percent creates "herd immunity" - stopping the spread of contagious diseases because they can not get a foothold. Measles has increased by 30 per cent globally, killing more than 100,000 people annually. None of the children attend public schools or childcare programs.
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Initial testing returned a false positive, and the symptoms were related to a vaccine reaction.
It's the longest outbreak since measles was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000.
In 2018, there were three confirmed cases of measles in CT.
NY lawmakers say protecting public health is more important than religious freedom as state deals with biggest measles outbreak in decades. Thirty-nine cases have been confirmed as measles. "About 1 in 20 people who get the measles will end up getting a pneumonia from it This can be both a viral pneumonia from the measles itself or the measles can weaken the immune system enough that bacterial pneumonia can grow on top of that and these pneumonia's is the leading cause of death especially in children for the measles".
"We are monitoring and investigating this case very closely, including working with our local health departments to follow up with any individuals that may have been exposed to measles", said Connecticut DPH Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell.
The virus is so contagious that without being vaccinated if just one person has it they can infect 90% of the people close to them who are also not immune.