A Hasidic marriage ceremony in Brooklyn was canceled as a result of the groom got here down with measles. The New York City Department of Health ordered the marriage to be referred to as off for Wednesday evening within the Williamsburg neighborhood, the Jewish information website VosIzNeis reported, citing one of many musicians who had been employed for the night.
The Department of Health didn’t touch upon the precise case, citing privacy points. The contaminated groom is from Antwerp, and confirmed indicators of getting measles when he landed in New York, the Yeshiva World News reported. It’s not recognized when the marriage can be rescheduled.
There have been 52 confirmed instances of measles in Brooklyn, with three of the circumstances introduced residence by unvaccinated youngsters after a go to Israel, the place there was an outbreak up to now of about 2,000 instances.
There even have been almost 100 instances of the measles in Rockland County, New York and some other circumstances in Lakewood, New Jersey, two communities with significant Haredi Orthodox populations.
The New York Department of Health has ordered children who reside in specific zip codes within the strictly Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park and Williamsburg to remain house from school until their immunizations are updated.