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Friday, July 19, 2019

(JNS) Amid a rampant measles outbreak, New York enacted a law on June 13 ending religious exemptions for vaccinations.

The current measles outbreak in the United States is the worst in more than 25 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the City of New York has shuttered 10 Orthodox Jewish school in the city due to failure to vaccinate students. It has now ordered the vaccination of all Williamsburg and Borough Park residents under the age of 19.