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As NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in small area, larger city is threatened

A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens… Read More »

NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak and ordered mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood for people who may have been exposed to the virus. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order amid what he said was a measles “crisis” in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section, where more than 250 people,… Read More »