Health officials announced the state's first case this year about two weeks ago.
Over the previous year, the largest numbers have been in Ukraine, Madagascar and India, with each reporting more than 60,000 cases.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 555 confirmed cases of measles in 20 U.S. states...and that's just from January 1 to April 11, 2019. Those who have been vaccinated with two doses of the MMR vaccine do not need to take any action.
Measles is making a resurgence in Israel due primarily to parents not inoculating their children. It is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected.
As you are likely aware, NY and other areas are now facing a measles outbreak affecting the Jewish community in particular.
If you think you have symptoms of measles you are asked to call your doctor immediately.
A nurse prepares the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, on April 5, 2019.
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Symptoms of measles include fever, runny nose, body aches, watery eyes and white spots in the mouth, typically accompanied by a red, spotty rash that begins on the face and spread over the body. If you have had the measles, your body has built up its immune system to fight the disease so you can not get the measles again.
York Region Public Health and Southlake Regional Health Centre are working together to notify individuals who may have been exposed during the above dates and times.
On Wednesday, the ministry said it would keep child healthcare centers open throughout the Passover holiday next week, when children are on vacation, in a coordinated drive to step up vaccination rates.