New York Is Dealing With an Old Enemy—Measles - Gizmodo
Gizmodo.com - Tue 8 Jan 23:26 GMT

New York Is Dealing With an Old Enemy—Measles - Gizmodo

New York is in the midst of an outbreak of measles, a childhood disease that shouldn’t really exist in the U.S. any longer. On Tuesday, NBC News reported, New York health officials said the state has seen more than 100 cases of the vaccine-preventable disease…

  Above, an image of pneumonia (lung inflammation) caused by the measles virus.Image: CDC (Getty Images) New York is in the midst of an outbreak of measles, a childhood disease that shouldn’t really exist in the U.S. any longer.

  On Tuesday, NBC News reported, New York health officials said the state has seen more than 100 cases of the vaccine-preventable disease since last September—a tally not seen in decades.

  Recent smaller outbreaks of measles in New York have been concentrated in these communities too.

  “This has been the worst measles outbreak in recent history in New York state.”

  In New York, as well as in 46 other states, families are allowed to exempt their children entering private and public schools and daycares from taking vaccines if they have religious objections.