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City closes 2 Jewish schools to ignore the order of measles


City Health Department closed the two Jewish schools in Brooklyn for the failure of immunization and attendance records including measles outbreaks.

School Tiferes Bnos Marcy Avenue and pre-school Talmud Torah D & # 39; nitro on Bedford Avenue will not be allowed to recover until the Department approves the corrective action plan taking into account the error in line.

Health officials previously closed five schools – including preschool United Talmudical Academy manages the yeshiva Williamsburg – for failing to order the Commissioner of Health.

The procedure requires a yeshiva and childcare programs in specific ZIP codes to exclude unvaccinated students and provide the Department of Health with immediate access to health and attendance records.

All five have been authorized to recover under the control of the Department of Health.

"School who continue to ignore our direction while the flash is closed, until they can prove to the Department of Health that they will perform," said Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot in a statement.

"The reality is that the longer the schools and individuals to perform the Order, the more this outbreak will continue," he added.

In addition, 57 people received the agenda for incompatible with urgently, since the city began issuing the agenda last week.

Any person receiving the call has the right to a hearing and if the hearing officer otstaivayuscheh agendas, $ 1,000 fine will be imposed.

Being unable to & # 39; appear for a hearing or answer a call will result in a fine of $ 2,000 ..

To date, 423 cases of very contagious disease has been confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak in October.

Of these, 348 cases occurred in Williamsburg, which was under an emergency order of April 9, demanding anyone who lives or works in zip codes 11205, 11206, 11211, 11249, have been vaccinated against measles-mumps-rubella.

A small number of cases have occurred outside of these areas, but so far have not resulted in sustained transmission of the disease.

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