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Together we can stop Measles

Get Up to Date on Your Vaccines! There is currently a large outbreak in NYC, mainly in Brooklyn (Williamsburgh and Borough Park) and Queens. Measles is a virus that causes fever and rash. It can be deadly and it is highly contagious. After someone coughs or sneezes, the virus can stay in the air for up to 2 hours. About 500 people have been diagnosed so far. Symptoms start with fever, cough, runny nose, red teary eyes, then a rash starts on the face and movies to other parts of the body. Infants, young children, pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems, and adults who are not immune are most at risk for serious complications ...