Listen: New York is ending religious exemptions for vaccines
"Federal health officials report, another uptick in the number of measles cases reported in the United States. NPR's Richard Harris reports a total stands at over one thousand the centers for disease control and prevention tally. Another twenty two cases of measles as of last week that shows at least a temporary slowdown in the number of new cases. The highly infectious disease has spread mostly among unvaccinated people in and around New York City. The cases are concentrated in an ultra orthodox Jewish community with the encouragement of outside groups that oppose vaccination last week, New York state passed a law that ends religious exemptions for vaccines. Measles, was declared eliminated in the United States in the year two thousand but it's still common in many parts of the world. And unvaccinated travelers can accidents import the"