NYC issues measles alert to doctors

BROOKLYN - (AP) - Two cases of measles in a Brooklyn family has prompted New York City's Health Department to issue a medical alert asking doctors to watch for the viral illness and promptly report suspected cases. Measles is spread by coughing and direct contact with the mucusor saliva of an infected person. Measles is usually diagnosed inunvaccinated people who have traveled overseas, or in individualswho live overseas and visit the city. Health officials say vaccinations are the effective way toprevent measles. The measles vaccine is required for admission tothe city's schools, colleges and daycare centers. In New York City,96 percent of children under 4 years old have received a measlesvaccine.NYC Health

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 2 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
More than 2,000 people took part in the 3 Thousands attend NYPD Cares 5K for kids with disabilities
More than 200 Brooklyn residents received a goody 4 Expecting moms attend massive baby shower in E. Flatbush
The victim, a man in his 20s, was 5 Man shot in head during Williamsburg drive-by shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.