New York Is Fighting Its Worst Outbreak of Measles in Decades

January 10, 2019

(NBC) – At Clarkstown Pediatrics in Nanuet, New York, babies are on an accelerated measles vaccination schedule, getting their first shots six months early and their second dose right away. It’s part of a statewide effort to stop several outbreaks of measles from turning into an epidemic. The state has had 167 cases of the highly infectious virus since September, making it the worst year for measles since the 1990s.

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