Measles outbreak grows to 535 cases

New York City’s measles outbreak has ballooned to 535 cases, the majority of which have occurred in Williamsburg.

By the department of health’s count, 78 percent of cases are in the Williamsburg ZIP codes of 11205, 11206, 11211 and 11249.

Since April 8, people who live or work in these ZIP codes were required to be vaccinated with the MMR vaccine.

But there have been 40 hospitalizations and 11 admissions to the ICU due to complications since the outbreak began last October.

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