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NYC closes preschool amid measles outbreak

Posted at 6:11 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 22:51:40-04

NEW YORK  — The New York City Health Department has closed a child care program amid the city's measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish communities.

It's the first closure since health officials ordered residents of one Brooklyn neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles.

The health department on Monday said the Williamsburg preschool, United Talmudical Academy, repeatedly failed to provide access to medical records. It says the school will not be allowed to reopen until it submits a "corrective action plan" approved by the department.

Health officials say 329 cases of measles have been confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak last October. Most of the cases are children under 18 and have been reported from Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn.

There have been no deaths associated with the outbreak.