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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Impact of Measles Outbreak in Rockland County

 The Singer family has had to change their lives because of a group of people they've never met.

The Singers live in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland County, New York, where a measles outbreak continues to grow, health officials say, because many parents refuse to vaccinate their children.

They would love to vaccinate their daughter, Malky, but at 2 months old, she's too young.

So for another four months, until Malky is old enough to get the vaccine, the Singers are keeping her away from public places.

That means if her three older siblings need new shoes, someone has to stay home with Malky. If the Singers want to go on a family outing to the mall, someone has to stay home with Malky. If they want to go to a restaurant for dinner, someone has to stay home with Malky.

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