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Health Officials Shut Brooklyn Child Care Facility Amid Fight Against Measles Outbreak

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York Citys Health Department gave an update on the measles outbreak, including details on one which has now been closed.

There are 329 confirmed measles cases in New York since the beginning of the outbreak last October.

Since then, 23 yeshivas and day care programs have received violations, but the United Talmudical Academy at 75 Ross Street in Williamsburg is the first to be shut down.

It is a day care center for children ages 3 to 5 years old with about 250 children enrolled.

Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot says at least two people associated with the school have already contracted measles.

“The challenge has been with this particular school that they have been unable unwilling to provide documentation as required,” she said. “We visited number occasions and offered support but in spite of all of that its been to no avail.”

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“Todays announcement reflects seriousness weve been taking this epidemic since October,” said Deputy Mayor Dr. Herminia Palacio. “The Department of Health has escalated control measures as the outbreak has escalated.”

The commissioner says there is a path for this day care center to reopen if it proves to the Health Department over time that it will not allow unvaccinated students to attend.

Of the active measles cases in New York, 44 were added Read More – Source

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