Tag Archives: Measles

As NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in small area, larger city is threatened

A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens… Read More »

Measles outbreak in NZ widens to 20 cases

Thousands of vaccines are being delivered to health centres in New Zealand’s Canterbury district as a measles outbreak has widened to 20 confirmed cases with health officials warning the number is expected to rise over the coming days and weeks. Measles cases are rising globally, including in wealthy nations such as the United States and… Read More »