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.
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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.
So far, 16 cases have been identified including 9 children and 7 adults, officials said. Four people have been hospitalized.
The health department said seven adults and nine children have been diagnosed to date and four people have been hospitalized.
A resident contracted measles but it’s not clear where or when the person was infected. Anyone with a rash and fever should call a medical provider before visiting an emergency room.
The Rockland County Health Department said anyone who was at the mall this past Sunday, Feb. 2, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. may have been exposed.
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An infant in Spring Valley is recovering from measles and the Rockland County health department wants people to watch for symptoms over the next couple of weeks.
If you were at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J., earlier this week, health officials said you might have contracted measles.