PBS NewsHour

Measles outbreak spurs NYC to try to dispel vaccine 'myths'

Clip: 04/10/2019 | 6m 32s Video has closed captioning.

The U.S. is battling one of the largest outbreaks of measles in decades, with 465 cases confirmed nationwide and 78 new cases in the last week alone. New York City alone has 285 confirmed cases since last fall. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, commissioner of its Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, talks to Judy Woodruff about efforts to work with the community to promote vaccination and dispel myth.

Aired: 04/10/19

Rating: NR

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