A wedding scheduled to take place tonight has been postponed due to measles. But in this case, it is the Chosson himself that possibly has the disease.
Sources tell YWN that the Chosson is from Antwerp, and showed signs of having measles when he landed in New York.
The wedding was scheduled to take place in the Vayoel Moshe Hall on Bedford Avenue in the WIlliamsburg section of Brooklyn.
YWN was unable to confirm a date when the wedding would be held.
The NYC Health Department tells YWN that there are 52 confirmed cases of measles in Brooklyn. Three infections, including the initial case of measles, were acquired by children on a visit to Israel, where a large outbreak of the disease is occurring.
There has been transmission in schools with children who are unvaccinated or who have not received two doses of the vaccine.
Every student grades pre K through 12th grade attending a yeshiva in Borough Park and Williamsburg (zip codes: 11204, 11205, 11206, 11211, 11218, 11219, 11220, 11230, 11249) who is not vaccinated with the required number of doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine will not be permitted to attend school.
There are no deaths associated with these cases, although there have been complications including hospitalizations.
(Yossi Taub – YWN)