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The  top 10 Jewish  stories  of 2019
The top 10 Jewish stories of 2019

These are the Jewish stories that most captured our attention in 2019.

By JTA
27/12/2019
Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund vaccination campaign

Samoa said a state of emergency will be extended to Dec. 29 with 5,154 cases of measles now reported since the outbreak started in October. Samoa has a population of only 200,000.

By REUTERS
14/12/2019
NY city mayor declares a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn in response to measles outbrea
Nearly 60% of US kids did not get measles shots before traveling abroad

Nearly 60% of children who could have benefited from the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination did not get it during pre-travel doctor's appointments, researchers found.

By REUTERS
09/12/2019
Sheba Medical Center to assist in measles crisis on island of Samoa

The Sheba team will be on site at the tiny island of Samoa for two weeks to help contain the crisis.

A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Commu
Measles infection causes ‘immune amnesia,’ leaving kids vulnerable to other illnesses

When it comes to measles, the opposite is true, according to two studies published Thursday.

By MELISSA HEALY
10/11/2019
How one county scrambled to keep America measles-free

In Rockland County, everything depended on whether a team of about a half-dozen health officials could rally their community to stop one of the world's most contagious diseases from spreading.

By REUTERS
05/11/2019
A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Commu
Tel Aviv court orders mother to vaccinate her children

The court decided in favor of the father, who filed the lawsuit, ordering the mother to vaccinate her children within 14 days or risk legal recourse by the State.

A nurse holds a vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
U.S. records no new measles cases for first week since outbreak began

The current outbreak of measles is the worst to hit the country since 1992.

By REUTERS
16/09/2019
A sign warning people of measles in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Williamsburg
NYC measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods declared over

The order required residents of those neighborhoods to be vaccinated or pay fines of up to $1,000.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
04/09/2019
After measles outbreak, 350 Hasidic children in Montreal get vaccinated

After five cases of the diseases emerged in the Tosh community in Boisbriand, the public health authority set up two temporary clinics in the area.

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