CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – New York officials have confirmed 68 cases of measles in a county, making it the biggest outbreak in the state for decades.
Journal News reports Rockland County outbreaks originate from three groups of travelers from Israel, and it has most affected orthodox Jewish residents in New Square, Monsey and Spring Valley.
Israel is currently experiencing an abuse of measles with more than 1,500 confirmed cases and a child's death.
Rockland's health officials say that the affected patients are a blend of adults, teens and children. County officials supervise schools to ensure that non-immunized children do not participate.
Fairs are a highly contagious disease. Symptoms include high fever, cough, skin rash and red, watery eyes.
The last biggest measles outbreak in the state was 2013 with 58 confirmed cases.
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