Measles Outbreak Reaches Bronx Hospital With One Confirmed Case

The recent measels outbreak across the New York Metro area, which nearly 300 people have contracted since last fall, has reached The Bronx.

Montefiore Medical Center has confirmed that they were treating a measles case in the emergency room of the hospital.

According to the Daily News, Montefiore issued the following statement:

“We are in close contact with the NYC Department of Health,” a hospital spokeswoman said in a statement. “We strictly adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health guidelines. We are reaching out to anyone who may have been exposed, and are providing information about measles, including how to monitor yourself and when to contact your doctor. We are setting up special locations for post exposure treatment and care as needed.”

The latest string of outbreaks in the metro area has been closely linked to the ultra-orthodox Jewish communities in Rockland County, and Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

According to physicians, it appears to have begun with an unvaccinated child who visited Israel and caught the illness there thousands have been sick from the disease.

Parents need to vaccinate their children. Frankly, we don’t care about your silly conspiracy theories about vaccines. Science has proven that they are necessary and save lives and you’re just being flat out ridiculous if you haven’t vaccinated your children yet.

You are literally killing them so stop being dumb and vaccinate.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.