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with a very serious situation this is the epicenter of a measles outbreak New York City mayor bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency on Tuesday as a measles outbreak rattled the borough of Brooklyn this whole mandate for vaccines for people living in the affected area , department health will issue violations , and fines two people who remain unvaccinated the outbreak has mainly been confined to the orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood with around three hundred confirmed since October that's up from only two reported cases in all of twenty seventeen we cannot allow this dangerous disease to make a come back here in New York City we have to stop it now measles was declared eliminated in the United States in two thousand what has recently seen a resurgence with nearly five hundred cases reported in nineteen states this year the Blasi %HESITATION said that department of health officials will check vaccination records of anyone who has been in contact with infected people in certain areas and will impose a fine of up to one thousand dollars if a person is not vaccinated the measles is highly contagious and can lead to serious complications and death despite scientific evidence to the contrary a growing vocal group of parents are opposing vaccinations believing some vaccine ingredients can cause autism or other disorders while there have been no confirmed deaths in the measles outbreak so far twenty one people have been hospitalized