NEW YORK CITY – The number of confirmed measles cases in New York City has increased to 329 since October, and according to the city health department, the uprising is expected to rise to the next 3 to 5 weeks.  "We expect these numbers to continue, because of the incubation period," NYC Health Commissioner said. Oxiris Barbot on Monday. It can take up to 21 days for measles symptoms to appear after a person is exposed to the virus.
"We are very concerned about the Passover and the [spring] break, it is an hour of student and family gathering," Mayor of Health and Human Services said. Herminia Palacio. "It is a contagious disease, 90 percent of people with no vaccine, or non-immune, and people with measles can be infected."
The fall of New York City measles is the nation's largest . According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US is experiencing the second most severe measles outbreak since infectious and dangerous illness is declared to be removed in 2000. Right now in 201
The measles outbreak has largely spread in Orthodox The Jewish community, where immunization rates are lower, across four zip codes covering more Williamsburg.
The New York Health Department also announced Monday that the United Talmudical Academy child care center was closed for 3-5 years old in Williamsburg for refusing to – or unable to disclose vaccination records and attendance for students attending its center, a health commissioner violation of the order of mergency issued last week.
"The school will be allowed to reopen when they convince us they are, on a consistent basis, keep school students who should be at school, and keep students out of school Should not be at school, "Barbot said.
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Last week, the commissioner ordered all yeshivas, Judaic religious schools and child care centers in the outbreak zone to exclude any unvaccinated children from going to school. An additional 22 other yeshivas, Jewish religious schools and child care centers are given notice of violation and are facing closure if they do not obey.
Barbot also confirmed that the city gave a fine to people or schools who did not choose to comply with the mandatory immunization order. The city said that individuals who were infected with measles and who were not vaccinated because mandatory orders were worth $ 1,000 dollars.
When it hit how much penalties were given, Barbot said he did not know at that time.  In 329 confirmed cases of measles in New York, 284 children and 45 adults. There were 25 hospitals and six people who got into the intensive care unit, two stayed and had a stable condition.
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New York health officials say they work with Jewish leaders traditionally to combat anti-immunization campaigns. Said Dr. Barbot has given robocalls to around 30,000 households and mailings detailing all the ways that vaccines are safe.
"The vaccine is the path to stop this outbreak," Palacio said. "This well-known anti-vax has been proven to be extremely dangerous, these proliferation should not occur, we should not have active measles in the United States period, full stop."