The US is experiencing its largest measles outbreak in a quarter-century, we do not see the end, and its epicenter was located in the Hassidic Jewish community in New York, where the anti-graft misinformation creates a problem for the health authorities, who are trying to stop the outbreak.
"The biggest challenge we face today misinformation and myths about the vaccine. It is important that parents understand that the vaccine is safe and effective, "said Fox News Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Anti-vaccination propaganda is designed specifically for parents jumped over the Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in Rockland County, New York, and it seems to have convinced some mothers that vaccines with the & # 39 are more dangerous than the disease. The vast majority of the 704 confirmed cases in 22 states are in these communities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the latest data released on Monday. Of these cases, 432 in Brooklyn.
Organization of anti-graft is known as the peach published a 40-page booklet filled with misinformation and discredit the science of why he says vaccines are dangerous. Among the many discredited the claim that vaccines cause autism and are made from aborted fetuses.
The booklet cites the well-known rabbis who say it's all right to keep and unvaccinated children and send them to school. He even compares the US government with the Nazis.
"The Nazis claimed that their experiments on" public benefit ", according to the booklet." Our right to refuse medical treatment was denied in the name of public health (which is logic used by the Nazis). "
Other so-called "anti-vaxxers» posted fliers with a picture of a vaccine needle attached to the gun pleads "Vaccines are dangerous!"
Health officials in Rockland County, New York told Fox News disinformation persuaded enough mother in Hasidic communities there to light a long time outbreak of measles since the disease was eradicated in the United States in 2000. As of Monday, there are 202 confirmed cases of measles in the enclave about 45 minutes north of New York City.
"It is very difficult, because it is misinformation. It misleads people in the community and concern with this group with & # 39 is that they affect the population, where many decisive moms is word of mouth, "said Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Ruppert.
Orthodox Jewish Grafting Task Force, consisting of more than a dozen Jewish medical professionals, has published its own brochure titled PIE debunk all the false statements made by a peach. Blima Marcus, head of the working group, says other mothers in Hasidic communities are more influential than the rowan.
"They do not go to the rabbis for daily decisions as prevention," Marcus said. "They [anti-vaxxers] use all the emotional factors of fear. There's nothing worse for a woman than you are going to hurt your child. "
Anti-vaxxers even make robocalls in homes and gave hotline number for people to join the live conference call, where spreading disinformation and vaccination evidence cornered.
"When I was on the call only to hear, I hear those who spoke to the scientific information and the importance of vaccination and they were dismissed very quickly to cause a lot of times," said Dr. Ruppert.
To combat anti-vaccination messages, the New York Department of Health amounted to 30,000 robocalls in English and Yiddish. They have also published posters and handouts in both languages, informing the public about the benefits of vaccination. The city also issued a rare order mandatory vaccination for all adults and children in the affected postal codes in Williamsburg. In Rockland County, emergency orders were issued, complying with all of those, measles, or those who have been exposed to measles from the exit in public places.
Orders have prompted more than 40,000 MMR vaccination, since the outbreak began in October. In Rockland County, officials say they can still couple of thousands of children who have not yet been vaccinated and the vaccination mandatory procedure will probably be the next step, when the outbreak continues.
Schools in New York, as the community was ordered to exclude unvaccinated children from visiting. NYC Department of Health has closed seven schools for non-compliance with the city, five of which were reopened on Monday.
Outbreaks in New York began when unvaccinated travelers, especially children, traveled to Israel and became infected in October. The CDC says that the combination of measles imported from Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, and higher than the average rate without vaccination in Hasidic communities fueled outbreak of measles.
In general, the number of measles cases in the world is 300 per cent due to increased growth under vaccinated communities. The CDC says that about 75 percent of cases of measles in the last five years & # 39 appeared in the island communities like the Amish or Hasidic Jews. These communities tighter complex, have more children and are susceptible to misinformation.
CDC expects the outbreak to continue and the number of cases going up, but at the same time, some Orthodox leaders are concerned that more attention may harbor anti-Semitic sentiments.
"The point is whether the anti-vaxxers in every community in every way of life," said Yossi the Gestetner, a representative of Public Affairs of the Council of Orthodox Jewish. "I am very concerned about the possibility of profiling and anti-Semitic incidents."
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Rowan again declare that the Jewish religion prohibits vaccination. Nevertheless, thousands of people are said to have religious exemptions for vaccines in New York.
On Monday, officials Rockland County gathered in the state capital in Albany to support the state Senate bill that would ban religious exemption from vaccination.
"A mixture of complacency, misinformation, skepticism about the vaccine and the lack of access to these shots resulted in an inadequate level of vaccination in the world," said Rockland County Executive Day Ed. "As a state and a nation, we need to address it now."