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UN: Measles Cases Spike In Numerous Outbreaks Worldwide

The World Health Organization says cases of measles are continuing to spike globally, with multiple large outbreaks being reported across Africa, Europe, Latin America...

MONSEY MEASLES ALERT: “International Traveler” With Measles Visited Vishnitz Bais Medrash

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advise residents that an international traveler who has been confirmed to...

Monsey Measles Outbreak That Sickened 312 In Rockland County Declared Over

Officials have announced an end to the measles outbreak that infected 312 people since last October in Rockland County in New York City’s northern...

No New Measles Cases Reported In Fading US Outbreak

The nation’s worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases. “To...

Will the Measles Spread Again After Mispallalim Return from Uman?

Last winter a drastic increase in measles cases was documented both in Israel and the United States. According to information that was received by...

NYC Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Has Ended

A measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City is over, meaning an emergency order mandating vaccines will be lifted, health...

Tosher Community in Canada Vaccinates 350 Children to Stop Measles Outbreak

This week, about 350 children in the Tosh Hasidic community north of Montreal, Canada, were vaccinated against measles, according to a report by CJ...

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,...

Rockland County Executive Ed Day Requests Trump’s Help To Stop Measles Outbreak

Rockland County Executive Ed Day wrote to President Donald Trump requesting that an Executive Order be issued or laws be passed to require that...

NYC Health Dept Closes Yeshiva of Central Queens; Measles Outbreak STILL Growing

The NYC Health Department announced Monday that it has closed Yeshiva of Central Queens for failing to comply with an Order of the Health...

MORE ACTION: NYC Health Dept Closes ANOTHER Williamsburg School Over Measles

The NYC Health Department today served closure orders to "Simche Kinder" located in Williamsburg at 812 Myrtle Ave. There are 77 children enrolled in...

Community Organizations Collaborate To Provide Free Measles Vaccinations To Affected NYC Areas

Agudath Israel of America, in conjunction with Hatzolah of Borough Park, Flatbush, and Williamsburg, and other community organizations and health care providers, is pursuing...

WATCH: CNN Interviews Hasidic Business Owner From Monsey About Measles; New Cases SOAR in...

According to the NYC Health Department, as of today, 466 cases of measles have been confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak last October....

US Measles Count Rises To 764, Driven By New York Outbreaks

U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25...

Germany Mulls Fines To Boost Measles Vaccination Rates

Germany’s health minister is proposing fines for parents of school-age children who haven’t been vaccinated for measles amid concern that the highly contagious and...

MOST ARE ORTHODOX JEWS: US Measles Cases Top 700, Leading to Extraordinary Measures Around...

Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City. Orders for some people to avoid public places in Rockland County, New York. As an outbreak of...

Two More Williamsburg Yeshivas Closed Due to Measles; 57 Summonses Issued to Unvaccinated Individuals

As part of their efforts to contain a significant measles outbreak, officials in New York closed more schools, issued more fines and lobbied the...

MEASLES SCARE: JetBlue Flight Quarantined at JFK Airport Over Suspected Measles-Infected Orthodox Jewish Passengers

A Jet Blue flight at JFK Airport was temporarily placed into quarantine on Sunday night, after crew members feared passengers having the highly contagious...