א ביל מאכט פארשריט אין ניו יארק סטעיט, צו ענדיגן דאס פאלשע "רעליגיע עקזעמפשון" און האפענטליך פארמינערן די פארשפריייטנג פון מחלות וואס מען האט בעזהי"ת כמעט אפגעווישט א דאנק די חכמת הרפואה פון די וואקסינען.
As state legislatures work on a bill that would do away with the state's "religious belief" exemption regarding vaccinations, the number of measles cases in Rockland County has risen to 130 since the outbreak began in October.
Across the state, 40 people were diagnosed with measles in January, and there have been at 186 cases since October, with the largest number of cases in Rockland, state health officials said.
Officials said, "false fears" of a link to autism, and the religious exemption has allowed the disease to re-emerge when it was once considered eradicated just 18 years ago.
The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, D-Bronx, which would do away with all non-medical exemptions, received a boost this week when it was supported by Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan.
"Sustaining a high vaccination rate among school children is vital to the prevention of disease outbreaks, including the reestablishment of diseases that have been largely eradicated in the United States, such as measles," the bill states