Measles Continue to Spread: Health Emergency Declared for Parts of NYC

Governing: Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency for parts of New York City on Tuesday in the midst of an expanding measles outbreak, and doctors and public health officials on Long Island asserted they're on the lookout for signs of the respiratory illness.

"Everybody has been on heightened alert," said Dr. Bruce Farber, chief of infectious diseases for the Northwell Health system, which has major medical centers in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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