Rockland County (Monsey) Now Has 91 Cases Of Measles; Orange County (Kiryas Joel) Has 5

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As of Monday, Dec. 10, There are 91 confirmed cases of measles in Rockland County as well as eight suspected cases that the Department of Health is continuing to investigate.

Rockland County held its 12th measles vaccination clinic in Rockland County Tuesday in an effort to stop the spread of the highly contagious disease.

The clinic was held at Palisades Center Mall. The Best Buy in the Palisades Mall is one of the locations where the county has warned some may have been exposed to the disease on Nov. 24.

Rockland officials say the cases are in clusters in New Square, Spring Valley and Monsey.

Meanwhile, there are now five confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, according to health officials.

They say that all of the patients are children.

Two of them attended a Yeshiva.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)




3 COMMENTS

  1. This ongoing tragedy proves how insular the “frum” community is. Lucky for the rest of us they have not infected the general population otherwise the world would be hearing about the disease carrying Jews.

  2. I propose that YWN place a box on its home page with a ticker that displays the number of confirmed cases per each relevant location (BP, Wmsbg, Monsey, Lakewood, etc.), perhaps with another number reflecting suspected cases awaiting lab verification. This would save the slots for articles that carry news and room for commenting about something other than pro- anti- vax.