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NYC Reports Measles Outbreak — Physician’s First Watch

Medical News |
March 10, 2014

NYC Reports Measles Outbreak

By Kelly Young

A measles outbreak in New York City has sickened 16 people, four of whom required hospitalization, the city's health department reports. Nine of those affected were children.

So far, cases have been limited to northern Manhattan and the Bronx. The health department has asked pediatricians in those boroughs to vaccinate children who have not yet received the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

Adults who do not know their vaccination status can either be vaccinated or receive a blood test to check their immunity. In this outbreak, some of the affected adults lacked documentation of their vaccination history but thought they had received the MMR vaccine.

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