Measles outbreak grows to 19 patients in New York City

The city's measles outbreak is growing. The Health Department has confirmed an additional three cases, bringing the total to 19 patients. The original cases were

The Health Department has confirmed an additional three cases.

The Health Department has confirmed an additional three cases. (3/12/14)

NEW YORK - The city's measles outbreak is growing. 

The Health Department has confirmed an additional three cases, bringing the total to 19 patients. 

The original cases were reported in the Bronx and northern Manhattan, but it's unclear what borough the latest patients are from. 

Health officials are reminding everyone to make sure their family members are up to date on vaccinations, especially young children. 

Measles starts with a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. The patient may then develop little white spots on their gums and the inside of their cheeks after two or three days, followed by a rash. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 1 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
The incident happened on Feb. 17, on Burnside 2 Man accused of robbing livery driver in the Bronx
Police say Keith Wright was escorted out of 3 Bronx bishop faces assault charge
4 VIDEO: NY Doll Collection showcases new line of dolls for spring
News 12 hit the streets to find out 5 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE