CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – New York officials have approved 68 measles in one area, making it the largest outbreak in the country for decades.
The Journal News reports An outbreak of the Rookland area originates from three travel groups from Israel, most commonly affected by the Orthodox Jewish population at New Square, Monsey and Spring Valley.
Israel is currently experiencing a outbreak of measles, with more than 1,500 confirmed cases and one child killed.
Rockland Health Officers say that sick patients are adults, adolescents and children. Area officials oversee schools to ensure that immunized children are not involved.
Masala is a very contagious disease. Symptoms include fever, cough, rash and red eyes.
The last major outbreak of measles in the country was in 2013 with 58 confirmed cases.