Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is proposing legislation that would encourage states to warn parents of the health risks from not immunizing their children.
Schumer, D-N.Y., made the recommendation Sunday, noting that the CDC says at least 102 people have contracted measles in 14 states, including New York and New Jersey, so far this year.
An infant in New Jersey may be the state’s first recent case of measles, part of an outbreak affecting 15 states so far.
Health officials in Jersey City on Thursday were investigating a suspected case of the measles in a 1-year-old boy who had not been vaccinated.
The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland has now spread to 14 states and health officials in our area are doing all they can to keep the virus contained.
Christie’s comments follow a measles outbreak centered in California that has sickened more than 100 people in the U.S.
A case of the measles has been confirmed in in Dutchess County, and the sick person was on an Amtrak train, the New York State Department of Health announced Friday.
While the Ebola virus was a big concern, Dr. Saul Hymes, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Stony Brook Medical Center said there are other things to worry about.
With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged all New Yorkers to get a measles vaccination. An outbreak of the highly contagious disease has continued to spread across the country.
The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.
It first showed up in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, but the three most recent cases were reported on the Lower East Side.
There have been 20 confirmed cases of measles in the city during the past several weeks.
Officials now say that they have seen 19 cases of measles in an outbreak that took place across parts of Manhattan and the Bronx.