This summer, amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, New York passed a law that says children who are not vaccinated can’t attend classes.
A quarantine order has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can’t verify that they have immunity.
The Silicon Valley campus, where thousands work, is now confronting its own in-house case of measles as the virus resurges across the United States.
New York City officials declared a public health emergency on after almost 300 cases of measles in the city, announcing fines of up to $1,000 if people disobey the mandatory vaccination order.
A measles outbreak in a New York suburb has sickened scores of people and stoked long-smoldering tensions between the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and the secular world at large.
The illness can be fatal, dangerous for unvaccinated children, and doctors are saying even some vaccinated adults could be at risk.