translated from Spanish: New York County started vaccination by outbreak of measles

New York, APR 12 (EFEUSA).-the Department of health of the County Westchester, North of New York City, began Friday a massive measles vaccination campaign among children and adults before the outbreak of the disease that is occurring in the area. The health agency reported clinics and hours that operate through your Twitter account and your website, where also includes information on the disease, in English and Spanish, to avoid that the eight cases reported so far to multiply, as it has happened in neighboring Rockland County.» I am sure, now she can meet other children and go to public parks», said the chain ABC Ghaith Zubi after leaving the clinic with his 3-year-old daughter, since the cases in the area have instilled fear among parents. The initiative of the authorities in Westchester arose after be known eight cases, all in the North of the County and among unvaccinated children, six of them brothers.

AFP in accordance with the health agency, the children could have been infected in the Borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, where already the outbreak reaches 285 cases, or in the Rockland County, where already added 193 in the last six months says the chain ABC.

The majority of infections have emerged in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods. Rockland County also has carried out a vaccination campaign in a bid to contain the outbreak, especially before you begin next Friday the «Passover» or Passover, when families gather. Meanwhile, in New York City was declared a «public health emergency» due to the measles epidemic that exists since last October, which faces a possible demand as it has already transcended publicly, of parents who object to immunize their children.

Original source in Spanish

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