Still think delaying the MMR is a great idea?
NEW YORK (CBS) ― The city’s Health Department has identified 11 cases of measles in Brooklyn during the last two months and is advising area doctors to report any potential cases to officials.
According to a report issued by the department on Thursday, nine of the confirmed cases are in children ranging in age from 8 months to 4 years old. Two adults were also confirmed to have the illness. Most of the cases have had some form of close contact with others, and were either never vaccinated against measles or not fully vaccinated.
All of the cases were reported either in the Williamsburg or Borough Park sections of the borough.
The neighborhoods mentioned are heavily populated by my ultra-Orthodox coreligionists, and it stands to reason that the majority, if not all, the cases belong to that demographic. Quite a few of whom have relatives living right next to me and my place of work…let’s just hope nobody comes over here with the disease. We’ve had enough measles this side of the Atlantic already, thankyouverymuch.
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