Dozens more New Yorkers contract measles - including two pregnant women

Dozens more New Yorkers contract measles - including two pregnant women - as health officials struggle to contain the outbreak Now 390 people in New York City have contracted measles, all but one of them live in four Brooklyn ZIP codes Officials have issued court summonses to 12 people who have refused to vaccinate

By Mia De Graaf Health Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:25 BST, 24 April 2019 | Updated: 16:26 BST, 24 April 2019

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Dozens more New Yorkers have contracted measles, including two pregnant women, health officials announced on Wednesday. 

The 61 fresh diagnoses have driven city's caseload up to 390, largely confined to four ZIP codes in Brooklyn, pushing the national measles count to near-record levels.  

In a bid to stem the outbreak, New York City officials issued a state of emergency two weeks ago ordering everyone - children and adults - in the designated ZIP codes to get the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.

Though more than 1,000 complied, many did not, and 12 people who refused to vaccinate have been issued court summonses, potentially facing a $1,000 fine or jail time. 

The 61 fresh diagnoses have driven city's caseload up to 390, largely confined to four ZIP codes in Brooklyn, pushing the national measles count to near-record levels

The 61 fresh diagnoses have driven city's caseload

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