New York Declares Health Emergency As Measles Spreads In Parts Of Brooklyn

More than 285 cases of the measles have been reported in New York since October. Nearly all are associated with people who live in the Williamsburg or Borough Park neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

“We cannot allow this dangerous disease to make a comeback here in New York City. We have to stop it now,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said, announcing an order that calls for mandatory vaccinations.

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