In a follow-up report on the measles outbreak in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community, health officials put the outbreak total at 24 since the first case in October.
The initial child was unvaccinated and acquired measles on a visit to Israel, where a large outbreak of the disease is occurring.
New York City health officials say if you plan to travel to Israel, protect yourself against measles and get vaccinated at least two weeks in advance of your trip. If you have traveled to Israel and you have a fever, cough, red eyes, runny nose and body rash, contact your doctor.
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