NYC mayor orders mandatory measles vaccinations amid 'health emergency'

Measles outbreak: NYC threatens fines for unvaccinated Williamsburg residents

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered vaccinations for some of the city's residents amid a measles outbreak concentrated in one neighborhood's Orthodox Jewish community.

Meanwhile, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elevated its response to measles, establishing a larger team to focus on outbreaks that have sickened 465 people nationwide this year - the second-greatest number of cases reported in the US since measles was eliminated domestically in 2000.

This is the largest outbreak of the measles that New York City has experienced since 1991, according to Barbot, and its spread represents a major spike over the two infections that plagued New Yorkers in 2017.

New York's imposition of mandatory vaccination in four Brooklyn zip codes is by far the toughest action taken to date by state or local officials, as 19 states report 465 individual cases and officials elsewhere face pushback for barring unvaccinated children from public places. The city has ordered mandatory measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations for several zip codes in Brooklyn, and will issue fines to people not complying with the order.

He said Rockland officials are crafting a new order created to isolate people exposed to measles.

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"It is now much more a Williamsburg problem than a Borough Park problem", said the mayor. Anyone going to get vaccinated should bring proof of insurance and any record of vaccines in the past. The cases led to 21 hospitalizations, including five admissions to intensive care units.

In the modern era, measles is rarely fatal, but Center for Disease Control numbers showed 1 in 10,000 cases resulted in death before 1963. The department further added that since then there have been supplementary people from Brooklyn and Queens who were not vaccinated and got measles when in Israel.

"There is a very strong anti-vaccination propaganda movement in these communities, and they're very effective", said Blima Marcus, a nurse practitioner who lives in Brooklyn. Since then, however, there has been a steep increase in reported cases, with at least 465 incidents of measles reported in the US since January 1.

This public health emergency declaration comes after the NYC Health Department issued Commissioner's Orders last week to all yeshivas and daycare programs serving the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, doubling down on their order to exclude unvaccinated students or face violations and possible closure, first announced in December. It says the vaccine is 97 percent effective.

Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, the health commissioner there, said that since October she has been waging an uphill fight to persuade people vaccines are safe and necessary to protect the larger community.

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While wishing New Yorkers a good Passover, which begins next Friday, De Blasio also encouraged members of the city's Orthodox Jewish community to get vaccinated.

"This is the epicenter of a measles outbreak that is very, very troubling and must be dealt with immediately", de Blasio said, who also assured the public that the vaccine "is safe".

Measles has been a nationally notifiable disease in the United States since 1912.

Besides New York, there have been outbreaks this year in Washington state, California.

"I would say that we're not as anxious about it because we have a highly-vaccinated population", said Mick Bolduc, an epidemiologist for the Connecticut DPH's immunization program.

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