But they said they were taking additional steps to control the outbreak in advance of Passover, when some families may travel overseas to areas in Israel or Europe that are experiencing measles outbreaks.
Among her daily struggles: having to constantly repeat that the vaccine does not cause other diseases, that it does not lead to autism and that the practice of using fetal tissue to produce the vaccine ended decades ago.
Some Orthodox Jewish residents say refusing measles vaccines is a part of their religious belief, but on the streets of Williamsburg there is also strong support for vaccinations and worries that the outbreak might spread.
As expressed by de Blasio, he not at all wants Measles to make a comeback in New York City and there is a need to stop it anyhow. Although it would be easy to take this as a one-off, there have already been six outbreaks of measles in the U.S.in the last three months according to the CDC.
And yet the county has not skimped in throwing resources at the problem. People are at risk for getting sick up to 21 days after being exposed.
The county reminded residents that if they have not been vaccinated, they should contact their healthcare provider.
Washington state allowed people to remain exempt from vaccination for religious and personal reasons until March 2019 when the Washington House passed a bill to remove the latter exemption policy.
Anyone who visited the property outside that timeframe is not at risk from that particular exposure, health officials said.
On Monday, county executives will meet with legal and health professionals to identify more possible new strategies to tackle the outbreak. Unvaccinated individuals living in four ZIP codes who may have been exposed to measles will be required to receive the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in order. A state judge sided with the parents and issued a preliminary injunction against the emergency order. There are reports of handbooks targeting the Orthodox community, arguing vaccines are not kosher or misrepresenting the danger of measles.
Like all but three USA states, NY requires a series of vaccinations for school-age children but has until now granted exemptions on both medical and religious grounds.
With the current measles outbreaks in NY and New Jersey, I want to stress the importance of all eligible patients receiving the measles vaccine, which is 97 percent effective.
Babies and people with immune-compromised conditions who cannot be immunized against measles, she said, can develop serious complications from contracting measles, including brain swelling, which can lead to brain damage and even death.
He emphasizes that there are anti-vaccine proponents both in the Jewish community and elsewhere who invoke religion to justify themselves - but are motivated simply by their anti-vaccine convictions.
Two of the children were hospitalized but have since been released, said Dr. Sherlita Amler, Westchester County health commissioner.
"It's like the clock has been turned back - it's insane!" Her son's mother-in-law has measles, she said, and is now in the hospital.
"We all share the same roads, we share the same stores, we all have to interact with each other".
"I'm concerned but I'm not at a point of crisis mobilization", Latimer said.
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At least 90 percent of the public should be vaccinated to properly protect the community at large, he said.
"This is a country that has an interesting relationship with religion - the country was founded by people seeking some kind of religious liberties", Siepser said.