Measles Outbreak: Brooklyn’s Hasidic Enclave Is Victim of Anti-Vaxxer Push – The Daily Beast

Miriam thought her niece was safe from measles. At 5 months old, the baby girl was too young for the first of the two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines recommended by the CDC. Miriam (who asked that her last name not be shared in order to protect her family’s privacy) knew about the measles outbreak that had plagued her community, a Hasidic enclave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since last fall. Since December, however, religious day schools in the area had been ordered by New York’s Department of Health to bar unvaccinated students from attending in an effort to keep the ...

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