Residents in northeastern New Jersey say they are on high alert as a result of a major measles outbreak in Rockland County, New York, on the New Jersey border.
Officials in Rockland County have declared a state of emergency reports of at least 153 cases of measles.
"It's a big problem. Whatever it is, the measles or whatever it is, it's contagious, "says Terrence Scott of Bergen County.
New York health officials now say unvaccinated children are banned from public places until the outbreak subsides
Now The Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission – the public health contracts for cities such as Emerson, Hillsdale, Mahwah, and Midland Park ̵
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A spokesman says, "The local health department works with the health department from New Jersey to identify, notify, and monitor individuals when exposure occurs There are no outbreaks or falls in Bergen County. "
The statement continued," We continue to work with NJDOH to inform the public about the need for vaccination and to know about their vaccination status … The most important message is to ensure that they are vaccinated. If they are not vaccinated, they should avoid going to a community where there is an active outbreak.
New York officials say the Rockland County outbreak is largely due to the ultra-fast Orthodox Jewish communities, many of which have close ties to Brooklyn's areas of infection.
New Jersey had this At least eight cases of measles each year.
A measles outbreak in Lakewood, Washington In late 2018, more than 30 people were infected, and this outbreak was also linked to the Orthodox Jewish community, officials said, who started with an infected person who returned to New Jersey after traveling to Israel.