Measles outbreak reaches 68 confirmed cases in New York

New York officials have confirmed 68 cases of measles in one county, making it the largest outbreak in the state in decades.

Posted: Nov 14, 2018 10:06 AM

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - New York officials have confirmed 68 cases of measles in one county, making it the largest outbreak in the state in decades.

The Journal News reports Rockland County's outbreak originated from three groups of travelers from Israel, and it has mostly affected Orthodox Jewish residents in New Square, Monsey and Spring Valley.

Israel is currently experiencing a measles outbreak with more than 1,500 confirmed cases and one child's death.

Rockland health officials say the affected patients are a mix of adults, teens and children. County officials are monitoring schools to ensure non-immunized children are not attending.

Measles is a highly contagious disease. Symptoms include high fever, cough, rash and red, watery eyes.

The last largest measles outbreak in the state was in 2013 with 58 confirmed cases.

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New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1942469

Reported Deaths: 50977
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2563999824
Queens2561569457
Suffolk1888053289
Nassau1732163085
Bronx1707686325
New York1284834268
Westchester1232032226
Erie781931671
Richmond685931724
Monroe587741024
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Rockland44823931
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Oneida21095497
Niagara17405331
Broome16957347
Saratoga13944158
Ulster12588240
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Rensselaer10359135
Putnam993891
Chautauqua8123131
Chemung6979133
Oswego680590
Ontario661191
Steuben6119141
St. Lawrence607494
Sullivan586468
Cayuga574590
Jefferson534563
Wayne505566
Cattaraugus496679
Genesee4945121
Herkimer4836107
Clinton439131
Madison420185
Tompkins398049
Fulton391085
Livingston389058
Columbia376299
Montgomery3749114
Cortland348260
Warren328855
Tioga327058
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Otsego306746
Greene303774
Chenango295672
Washington277955
Orleans267383
Lewis239133
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Yates108326
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