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Parents file lawsuit against New York City mandatory vaccination decree

Parents file lawsuit against New York City mandatory vaccination decree

United Nations, UN, yesterday said measles cases across the world rose by 300 per cent through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period previous year, as concerns grow over declining vaccination.

New York City's health department closed a child care center after it allegedly failed to provide vaccination records amid a measles outbreak, city officials announced Monday.

"These outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from other countries such as Israel, Ukraine, and the Philippines, where large measles outbreaks are occurring", the CDC website stated, adding that people should be vaccinated before traveling internationally. The WHO also estimates only one in 10 cases are reported, and that's just an average, which varies by region. By increasing MMR vaccinations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were able to eliminate measles in 2000, meaning there was more than a year without continuous disease transmission.

Five unnamed mothers in New York City filed a lawsuit Monday, April 15, seeking to block the city's mandatory vaccination order in areas hit by a massive measles outbreak that has raged since last October.

Officials said that the risk remains high for those who are unvaccinated or under-vaccinated and who travel to communities here or overseas where measles cases are raging.

Rockland County officials desperate to limit the spread of the measles outbreak before it becomes an outright epidemic on Tuesday banned all exposed, unvaccinated people from public gathering places, including houses of worship, for the next three weeks, AP reported.

The website also showed that the 555 confirmed cases of measles in 2019 is more than the number of confirmed cases in 2018 (372) and 2017 (120) combined, as well as more than the total from 2010 (63), 2011 (220), 2012 (55) and 2013 (187).

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World Health Organization said it conducted emergency vaccination campaigns targeting 7 million children from six months through nine years of age. "So as a country, we need to make sure that everybody gets vaccinated". The 329 account for numerous nation's 555 cases in 2019.

-The majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated.

The Minister for Health has said he wants to discuss steps the health service can take to improve vaccination rates in Ireland.

Africa had witnessed the most dramatic rise - up 700%.

Since September, at least 800 people have died from measles in Madagascar alone. "We have the opportunity now to prevent so many life threatening diseases and have saved countless lives through immunization".

It can be deadly in rare cases and the disease had been officially terminated in many countries with advanced healthcare systems.