With 32 additional confirmed measles cases reported in the Brooklyn/Queens area of New York City, including the first cases reported this year in Jamaica and Flatbush, NYC health officials put the outbreak total at 498.


The neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Borough Park, Sunset Park, Brighton Beach and Flushing, Queens all reported new cases this past week.

Of the 498 cases in this outbreak, 377 were unvaccinated, 32 undervaccinated, 67 with unknown status and 22 who received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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Nationally, from January 1 to May 10, 2019, 839 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 23 states. This is an increase of 75 cases from the previous week. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.