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County in New York declares measles emergency

Posted at 2:11 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 22:09:10-04

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Rockland County in New York has now declared a state of emergency, after more than 100 people have been diagnosed with measles, according to ABC News.

Officials announced that starting at midnight on Wednesday, anyone under the age of 18 who has not been vaccinated against the virus will be banned from public places until they receive the MMR vaccine or until the emergency declaration expires in 30 days.

Officials say police won't be asking for vaccination records, but if caught, the names will be passed along to the District Attorney.

So far this year, more than 300 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S, according to the C.D.C.

To learn more about the virus, click on this information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.