Company massive vaccination in New York after the country's measles outbreak
New York County, which declared a state of emergency throughout to "the right path" outbreak of measles after the introduction of hundreds of vaccination for two days, the head of the US District said. In an emergency, Rockland County prohibited unvaccinated minors in public places in an attempt to prevent the once eliminated the spread disease.
Scheduled for 30 days from midnight environment, emergency comes during a spike in US measles associated with the movement against vaccination.
"We have seen more than 500 (new vaccine) in the last few days," said Rockland County Executive Ed day on CNBC TV.
"People just understand now that we sur & # 39; ozna take it," said Day, whose district 40km north of the city of New York.
"We believe that we are on the right track now to get at least 93% immunization rate with the first shot," close to the level considered necessary for the completion of the flash.
Although measles was declared officially eradicated from the United States in 2000, outbreaks have occurred in five states this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Outbreaks linked traveler who brought the disease back from other countries, and most of the people who received the measles had been vaccinated, the CDC said.
The World Health Organization warns that the growing movement against vaccines in rich countries & # 39 is a top 10 global health risks. On the & # 39; reality has supporters in some Western countries, including Britain and France, but particularly high in the US profile.
In the period from January 1 to March 21 were 314 cases of measles in the United States, the CDC said. Rockland County, with a population of over 300,000, 157 cases were registered, on Friday.
Despite major vaccination campaigns, as outbreak began in October, about 27% of minors between the ages of one and 18 years in the county remained unvaccinated, Day said earlier this week.
The most affected areas with a & # 39 are those with high ultra-Orthodox Jews, where many are opposed to the vaccine for religious reasons.
Many vaccines theoretically compulsory for children to attend school in the United States, but 47 of the 50 states allow exceptions for religious, moral or personal reasons.
Washington, in the north-west of the country, in January announced a state of emergency during a measles outbreak, airborne infection that causes fever, cough and rash, which can be deadly in rare cases.