U.S. local food sales, including cottage-food sales, have soared from $5 billion annually in 2008 to a projected $20 billion this year.
Public health officials warn that these diseases can easily jump beyond the homeless population.
More than 275 cases of the measles have been confirmed statewide Brooklyn and in Rockland County/
In the 1960s, measles infected about 3-4 million people in the U.S. each year. More than 48,000 were hospitalized. Up to 500 people died.
Even with the gains made in drug therapies and understanding of the HIV/AIDS over nearly 40 years, it is not an easy undertaking.