Brooklyn Yeshivas Threatened With Closure Amid Measles Outbreak

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The city’s Health Department is threatening yeshivas in Brooklyn with fines, and possible closure, if they allow non-vaccinated students into their buildings amid the ongoing measles outbreak.

Yeshivas in Williamsburg are being told to prevent children who are known to be unvaccinated from attended classes at the outbreak in the area continues to grow.

Currently, the number of measles cases in the Brooklyn Orthodox Jewish community is up to 285.

In January, one yeshiva defied the Health Department's order, and allowed non-vaccinated kids back in. 

That one yeshiva is now connected to more than 40 measles cases.