These are the Jewish stories that most captured our attention in 2019.
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.
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.
The Sheba team will be on site at the tiny island of Samoa for two weeks to help contain the crisis.
When it comes to measles, the opposite is true, according to two studies published Thursday.
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.
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.
The current outbreak of measles is the worst to hit the country since 1992.
The order required residents of those neighborhoods to be vaccinated or pay fines of up to $1,000.
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.