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43-Year-Old El Al Flight Attendant Infected with the Measles Dies

The 43-year-old El Al flight attendant who had contracted measles on a flight from New York to Israel in March, was unfortunately Niftar on...

Germany Introducing Mandatory Measles Vaccination For Kids

The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet approved...

UPDATED: Confirmed Measles Exposure At Bungalow Colony In Monticello

There have been a few measles cases in Sullivan County the past few weeks, YWN has confirmed. One of them was a confirmed exposure...

Health Ministry Measles Alert For Dimona’s “Black Hebrews” Community

Israel's Ministry of Health has issued a measles alert pertaining the Black Hebrews community located in Dimona, in southern Israel. The ministry explains that this...

NYS Health Commissioner Howard Zucker’s Visits Catskills For “Measles Prevention Forum”

RefuahHealth is pleased to kick-off the summer season with a visit from New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD. The Commissioner spoke at...

Summer Camp Is Newest Front In Battle With Measles Outbreak

The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer...

TWO MORE Satmar Williamsburg Yeshivas Closed By Health Department Due To Measles

The Health Department announced today that it has closed two schools in Williamsburg for failing to comply with an Order of the Health Commissioner...

AND SO IT BEGINS: Sullivan County Locals Verbally Attack Orthodox Jews Over Measles

Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews will be making their way to their summer homes and camps in Upstate NY in the next 3...

NYC Closes ANOTHER Satmar Yeshiva in Williamsburg Due To Measles; Violations Issued As Well

The NYC Health Department announced Tuesday that it has closed another school in Williamsburg for failing to comply with an Order of the Health...

MOST ARE ORTHODOX JEWS: U.S. Measles Count Surpasses 1000; Highest Level in Over 25...

Health officials say this year’s U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It’s already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

NOW THIS: Measles at Yeshiva of South Fallsburg & Vishnitz in Kiamisha

The Sullivan County Public Health Department is notifying the public of possible exposures to individuals who recently tested positive for measles. Sullivan County now...

No Cost Measles Immunity Testing In Flatbush = Peace of Mind

Senator Felder is sponsoring two no-cost Measles Titers Immunity Tests as part of an ongoing effort to stop the spread of measles. Since October,...

MEASLES OUTBREAK GROWS: There Are Now 550 Cases in NYC – Most Are in...

The city's ongoing measles outbreak has spread from Brooklyn into other boroughs, with cases now confirmed in Manhattan and Staten Island, the city's Health...

SUMMER CAMP CRACKDOWN: Sullivan County Gets Tough on Measles; $2,000 Daily Fines For Violations

The Sullivan County Legislature today unanimously approved Public Health Order No. 1 of 2019, which empowers the County’s Department of Public Health Services to...

MAJOR MONSEY MEASLES EXPOSURE ALERT: Satmar, Scheiners, Rockland Kosher, Vishnitz, Chofetz Chaim, Costco

With the continued measles outbreak in Rockland, County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents of the importance...

MAILBAG: A Family’s Nightmare of a Young Child With Measles

The last day of Yom Tov should have been a wonderful ending to a beautiful Pesach in Israel. Instead, it turned into a nightmare...

Measles Continues To Spread But Israel’s Health Ministry May Cancel School Vaccinations

Israel's Ministry of Health is weighing the cancelation of the measles vaccination program in the nation's schools due to a critical shortage of manpower,...

Measles Scare at Meron Medical Clinic Declared ‘FAKE NEWS’

On Wednesday evening, President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer addressed the rumors, spread earlier in the day on various social media platforms,...