Rockland measles outbreak spreads to Orange

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The Orange County Health Department reported an outbreak of measles after an infant tested positive for the disease.

The measles outbreak originated in Rockland County early last month, which has spread to 76 confirmed cases and eight more suspected cases.

Health officials have yet to determine the scope of the outbreak

In Rockland, cases have been reported in East Ramapo, including New Square, Spring Valley and Monsey.

Health officials say exposure to the disease could happen anywhere due to the small size of the county.

News 12 Westchester has learned the baby, under 1 years old, is quarantined at home in Kiryas Joel after being seen at the Ezra Choilim Health Center.

Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman says she encourages people to get vaccinated.

Officials are asking anyone who may be exhibiting symptoms to call 845-291-2330.

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