In the face of a measles outbreak in a district in the US has declared a-state of New York the state of emergency and radical measures are taken. Of the approximately 40 kilometers North of the metropolis of New York, located district of Rockland County had to offer, not against the disease vaccinated minors be allowed in the next 30 days, not in public places. Is defined this as the area where “more than ten people” together. This also includes the use of public transport.
“We must do everything in our Power to put an end to this outbreak,” said County administrator Ed Day. In addition, people need to be protected, which could not be vaccinated for medical reasons against measles and children who were too young for vaccination.
27 percent of the people not vaccinated against measles
In several regions of the US, it is the measles recent outbreaks come. The authorities make the resistance of Impfgegnern responsible. In the district of Rockland County, with its 300,000 inhabitants, 153 cases of measles were registered. Actually, the disease had been declared in the year 2000 for eradicated.
Despite large vaccination campaigns, 27 percent of people between the ages of one year and 18 years, according to district administrator Day still not been vaccinated. Particularly high is the proportion of non-vaccinated people in the areas where many Orthodox Jews live. Many Orthodox Jews oppose vaccinations for religious reasons.