48 Measles Cases in Boro Park, Williamsburg

BROOKLYN -

With the number of measles cases identified in Boro Park and Williamsburg reaching 48, Councilman Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn) is urging members of the Orthodox community to take action to protect their families.

“It appears that the first case came from London — but as it has spread,” said Lander. “Most of those who have gotten measles were not vaccinated.”

Because measles is spreading quickly in the community, the New York City Health Department recommends that Orthodox Jewish children six months or older be vaccinated, both to protect their own health and to not pass the virus to other children.