Williamsburg at Center of NYC Public Health Emergency

Since September of last year, more than 250 measles cases have been documented in Williamsburg, and today New York City declared a public health emergency mandating that all residents receive a measles vaccination or face a fine.The outbreak is centered in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities of Williamsburg and Borough Park.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a press conference today that unvaccinated children living in zip codes 11205, 11206, 11221, and 11249 can not attend school or daycare and parents face $1,000 fines if their kids continue to go unvaccinated.

During the press conference, it was revealed that some parents are exposing their children to the virus at measles parties to test out their immunization to the virus. Watch the full press conference here:

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