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Mon Apr 1, 2019, 08:15 PM

An Outbreak Spreads Fear: Of Measles, of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, of Anti-Semitism

A measles outbreak in a New York suburb has sickened scores of people and stoked long-smoldering tensions between the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and the secular world at large.

In Rockland County, children under 18 who have not been vaccinated against measles are barred from public places.

By Sarah Maslin Nir and Michael Gold
March 29, 2019

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — Erica Wingate was working at a clothing store in town this week when a male customer, with the black hat and sidelocks typically worn by ultra-Orthodox Jews, started coughing.

Another shopper standing next to him suddenly dropped the item she had been holding and clutched her child. “She was buying something, and she just threw it down,” Ms. Wingate recalled. “She said, ‘Let’s go, let’s go! Jews don’t have shots!’”

A measles outbreak in this suburban New York county has sickened scores of people and alarmed public health experts who fear it may be a harbinger of the growing influence of the anti-vaccine movement. But it has also intensified long-smoldering tensions between the rapidly expanding and insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and secular society.

The authorities here in Rockland County have traced the spread of measles to ultra-Orthodox families whose children have not been vaccinated.

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And so some residents say they now wipe public bus seats and cross the street when they see ultra-Orthodox Jews. Hasidic leaders said they feared not only a rise in anti-Semitism but an invasion of their cloistered community by the authorities under the guise of public health.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/nyregion/measles-jewish-community.html

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 08:46 PM

1. Here is my issue with Ultra-Orthodox anything and anyone

If a small community intentionally isolates itself based on whatever belief, they will be viewed with suspicion by the rest of the society. Think about it, if the community is suspicious of the rest of the society, why can't the society be suspicious of the the community.
I see nothing anti-anything in it, it is a natural reaction. Add to that the vaccination thing and I would back away from a member too.
Better safe than sorry.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 07:51 AM

2. Now we can only hope you will also report

on the rapid spread of diseases plaguing our southern borders by illegal non Jews entering our country illegally!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 10:35 AM

4. CDC on infectious diseases

46. Trends in Tuberculosis, 2017

Risk Factors for TB in the United States
US Born
U.S. born and non-U.S.–born persons

TB disease in the United States is most common among people who travel to or who were born in countries with high rates of TB.

In 2017, a total of 70.1% of reported TB cases in the United States occurred among non-U.S.-born persons.
The case rate among non-U.S.–born persons (14.7 cases per 100,000 persons) was approximately 15 times higher than among U.S.-born persons (1.0 cases per 100,000 persons).
The percentage of U.S. TB cases among non-U.S.–born persons who have been in the United States for 10 years or longer are about equal to those who have been in the United States less than 10 years.

https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/statistics/tbtrends.htm

*TB is entering via Asia/Pacific individuals at a higher percentage then south of the border. On the Latin side, interdiction numbers reflect higher % of reported cases, because they are tested when in detention.

Polio

Polio has been eliminated from the United States thanks to widespread polio vaccination in this country. This means that there is no year-round transmission of poliovirus in the United States. Since 1979, no cases of polio have originated in the United States. However, the virus has been brought into the country by travelers with polio. The last time this happened was in 1993. It takes only one traveler with polio to bring the disease into the United States. The best way to keep the United States polio-free is to maintain high immunity (protection) in the population against polio through vaccination.

https://www.cdc.gov/polio/us/index.html


Temporary Recommendations to Reduce International Spread of Poliovirus

States infected with WPV1, cVDPV1 or cVDPV3, with potential risk of international spread

Afghanistan (WPV1)
Nigeria (WPV1)
Pakistan (WPV1)
Somalia (cVDPV3)
Papua New Guinea (cVDPV1)

States infected with cVDPV2, with potential risk of international spread
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nigeria
Somalia
Niger
Kenya

http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/public-health-emergency-status/

*No South American country listed. Most of the dangerous diseases are either Asia/ African. Places we have US boots on the ground/ NGO's/ US AID/ Church missionaries...

and.....

Key Points

There is an outbreak of measles in Israel.
Travelers to Israel should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
What is the current situation?

Health officials in Israel have reported an outbreak of measles.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjljrHbzrHhAhXtzVkKHayfC5cQFjAAegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwwwnc.cdc.gov%2Ftravel%2Fnotices%2Fwatch%2Fmeasles-israel&usg=AOvVaw0V-Ib0WcpZavMb9LiA35fx

The infected groom is from Antwerp in Belgium, and showed signs of having measles when he landed in New York, the Yeshiva World News reported. It is not known when the wedding will be rescheduled.

There have been 52 confirmed cases of measles in Brooklyn, with three of the cases brought home by unvaccinated children after a visit to Israel, where there has been an outbreak so far of over 2,400 cases.

There also have been nearly 100 cases of the measles in Rockland County, New York and several cases in Lakewood, New Jersey, two communities with large ultra-Orthodox populations.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hasidic-wedding-in-brooklyn-canceled-after-groom-contracts-measles/

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Response to uncledad (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 01:58 PM

5. Thank you for this info.

I could not find specific numbers!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 03:18 PM

6. You're welcome.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:50 AM

3. I think, scores is a lie!

As of yesterday, the CDC reported more cases of measles this year than all of last year! The number is 387 in 15 states. They also said the highest concentrations are in the southwest!

Measles Cases in 2019
From January 1 to March 28, 2019, 387** individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 15 states. This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000.

The states that have reported cases to CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

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