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.
Measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest triggers surge in demand for the vaccine — including among those who had previously shunned the shots.
52 confirmed cases and nine suspect cases of measles have now been linked to the outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.