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NY measles outbreak spotlights religious exemptions from vaccine | Times of Israel |

HAVERSTRAW, New York (AFP) -- Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, the health commissioner of an outlying New York suburban county, is feeling "overwhelmed." Since October she has been waging an uphill fight to quell one of the worst US measles outbreaks in 20 years.


This picture shows a boy walking on the street in a Jewish neighborhoods of Nyack, Rockland County, New York. (Johannes Eisele/AFP)

... the county took the unprecedented measure on March 26 of banning unvaccinated minors from schools and public places for 30 days. Several public health specialists saluted the county's decision.

But a dozen parents of public-school students sued the county, arguing that the measure was disproportionate to the danger, particularly as there have been no deaths to date.



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 03:24:45 PM EST
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New York City declares measles public health emergency in Williamsburg
"New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday for parts of Brooklyn's Williamsburg section following a measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community fueled by a growing movement against vaccinations."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 06:54:37 PM EST
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Williamsburg residents sue NYC

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 08:59:52 PM EST
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Williamsburg residents' suit trashed
329 measles cases since Sept. 30, 2018, up from 285 about a week ago

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 at 05:27:37 PM EST
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