A suburb of New York has decided that all children who have not been vaccinated against the measles temporarily no longer welcome in public areas. In that way, hope the authorities in Rockland County to prevent the mazelenuitbraak spreads.
The measures are Wednesday started and are thirty days of power. Public spaces includes, among others, schools and shopping centres.
There are 153 cases of measles known in Rockland County, approximately 18 miles north of Manhattan. The disease prevails especially among school-age children who are not vaccinated.
The decision follows outbreaks of the disease in the states of California, Illinois, Texas and Washington. The outbreak in Rockland County began in the primarily orthodox jewish community.
Since October last year, 181 cases of measles known in the New York boroughs Brooklyn and Queens, especially among orthodox jews, notify the settings for health of the city.
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