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NYC measles outbreak: First vaccination fines, 4 more schools shut down

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New York City’s Board of Health is issuing civil summonses for three parents who didn’t comply with the mandatory measles vaccination order. They are subject to fines of up to $1,000 apiece.

The continuing order for vaccinations applies to children ages 6 months and older with fines for non-compliance.

New York City, as of Monday, has confirmed 329 cases of measles since the outbreak began in October.

HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN AGAINST ‘MEASLES PARTIES’ AMID OUTBREAK

The department reported that 44 additional cases were added since last week’s emergency order.

Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement to Fox News, “Because of measles’ long incubation period, we know this outbreak will get worse before it gets better. However, we can turn the tide by people getting vaccinated, especially before Passover when families and communities will gather. We urge everyone to protect their children and their fellow New Yorkers by getting vaccinated immediately.”

New York City has struggled to contain a measles outbreak centered in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn while battling a lawsuit over its effort to require vaccinations.

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The department confirmed four more schools were shutdown for failing to cooperate.

On Monday, the city closed the pre-school portion of a private Jewish school because the school had failed to turn over vaccination and attendance records.

Fox News’ Bryan Llenas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk, study finds

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Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.

The test examines more than 2 million spots in a person’s genetic code, seeking variants that individually nudge a person’s obesity risk up by a tiny amount. The researchers drew on previously published data about those variants to create a risk score.

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A high score didn’t guarantee obesity, nor a low score rule it out. But middle-aged people with scores in the top 10 percent were 25 times as likely to be severely obese as those in the bottom 10 percent, scientists reported in a paper released Thursday by the journal Cell.

Those two groups were separated by an average weight difference of about 29 pounds, researchers said.

Analysis showed the genetic propensity to obesity began having an effect on weight around age 3. Up to about age 8, “you might be able to make a difference in the kids who are born susceptible to obesity,” said one author of the study, Dr. Sekar Kathiresan of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

But it will take further research to see whether intervening would work, Kathiresan said.

The results for middle age came from a study of about 288,000 people. Overall, the risk-score research included data from more than 300,000 people at various ages. Severe obesity was defined as a body mass index of 40 or more.

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Results show genetic inheritance “plays a large role in how heavy one gets,” Kathiresan said. The risk score probably takes about half of a person’s genetic propensity into account, he said, and it shows similar accuracy in predicting ordinary obesity, defined as a BMI of 30 or more.

Even if one inherits a propensity for obesity, he said, “you still have control over your fate. You’re not fated to be obese, but it’s very clear those individuals who’ve inherited susceptibility have to work that much harder to keep the weight off.”

Among study participants with the highest scores, he noted, 17 percent were of normal weight. Other analyses show that people who remain lean despite an inherited propensity for obesity tend to eat better and have more physical activity than others with a high score who got fat.

“So you can do something about it,” he said.

Ruth Loos, a professor of environmental medicine and public health who did not participate in the study, said the risk score explains more of people’s genetic tendency than previous studies did. But she doubted it would be useful in a doctor’s office.

It is “never going to be a good predictor,” said Loos, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York.

She noted that in one test of the score’s predictive power, only 58 of the 371 subjects scoring in the top 10 percent ended up severely obese. And many other severely obese people didn’t score in the top 10 percent, she said.

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Simply asking about family history of obesity would probably work better, she said. The large role of lifestyle in obesity means a purely gene-based predictor will never be perfect, she said.

Kathiresan, a cardiologist, said the risk score is best seen as a risk indicator, like high cholesterol. Most people with high cholesterol don’t get heart attacks, he said, but they do run a higher risk than others.

Jason Boardman of the University of Colorado Boulder said genetic variants might affect body size indirectly, through an impact on lifestyles or other social and behavioral traits. Other research suggests the effect of genes on size depends on what kind of social and physical environment a person lives in, including such factors as access to unhealthy foods, he said in an email.

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3-year-old born with ‘backward’ legs takes first steps after pioneering surgery

A “one-in-a-million” 3-year-old born with both legs bent backward has walked for the first time after the public helped raise $234G for “miracle” surgery.

Victoria Komada has bilateral tibial hemimelia – a congenital deformity which causes babies to be born with deformed legs and missing bones. Victoria had faced losing both her legs after doctors said two years ago that the only solution was a double amputation.

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But the family then found an American surgeon in Florida who performed two miracle surgeries to save one of her legs, and give her the ability to walk for the first time.

Victoria’s parents managed to raise $234,000 for her treatment with the generosity of communities in Norwich and Szczecin, where the family is from in Poland.

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Victoria Komada has bilateral tibial hemimelia – a congenital deformity which causes babies to be born with deformed legs and missing bones. (SWNS)

“She was in a lot of pain all day and all night,” Marzena Drusewicz, Victoria’s mother said, of her recovery. “We had all had enough. It was really horrible. Of course, I was so scared and didn’t know what was going to happen. She would cry and scream so much after the operation.”

Victoria and her parents returned to their home on Monday after spending the last nine months in Florida.

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“Every week she got better and better and now she is not in any pain at all and can walk normally and we can all start our life again now we are home,” she said. “We were so happy when she took her first steps we started crying. We were on the way to the car and she said Mummy, can I show you something.”

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Victoria had her first nine-hour operation on July 24, when her right leg was amputated above her knee and pins were put into her left leg before a fixator was attached. (SWNS)

Last July the family flew out to the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach where Dr. Dror Paley told them that the left leg could be fixed perfectly but he would have to amputate her right leg and fit a prosthetic if she wanted to walk.

Victoria had her first nine-hour operation on July 24, when her right leg was amputated above her knee and pins were put into her left leg before a fixator was attached.

Over the following months, screws were twisted into Victoria’s legs every day to move the bones into the right position.

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Victoria spent nine months in Florida and underwent two operations followed by months of physical therapy. (SWNS)

Her second operation was on November 13, where the bones in Victoria’s left leg were fused together to strengthen the leg, and two days later she could walk again.

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The family stayed at Quantum House full time during their stay in Florida.

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Victoria’s mother said she can now run around and play sports. (SWNS)

“We achieved all that we said we would achieve on her,” Paley said. “The reconstructed leg is very functional. She can walk and run and do sports now. She has a superb result.”

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St. Jude doctors claim cure for ‘bubble boy’ disease

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Relying on the trickery used by the AIDS virus to infect people, doctors at two medical centers say they have cured 10 infants of so-called bubble boy disease, a genetic defect that leaves children, typically boys, without an immune system.

The technique replaces a defective version of a gene the body needs to build cells that seek out and destroy invading germs. Earlier versions of the treatment have been less efficient and also posed a risk of triggering leukemia.

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The doctors said they have skirted the leukemia problem by implanting “insulators” around the replaced gene, preventing the treatment from accidentally activating adjacent genes and causing cancer.

Three months after treatment, non-defective immune cells appeared in all but one of the treated children. That child was successfully treated with a second round of gene therapy 12 months after his initial therapy.

All have normal growth and development, and any infections they had suffered because of their disabled immune system have disappeared. There have been no signs of leukemia.

“The kids are cured because for the first time we are able to restore all three types of cells that constitute a full immune system,” lead author Dr. Ewelina Mamcarz of the bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, said at a news conference. “Our patients are able to generate a healthy, fully-functional immune system and are now responding to vaccinations, and that’s a first for a gene therapy trial.”

Results from the first eight babies treated at St. Jude and the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital through September 30 appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Those children, treated when they were 2 to 14 months old, have only been followed for 7 to 25 months, so further study will be needed to determine if there are any long-term problems.

The 10th child is due to be released from the hospital this week, about four months after treatment. It typically takes three or four months for the corrected cells to sufficiently build up the immune system to allow a child to leave isolation.

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Based on the results so far, said St. Jude president Dr. James Downing, “we’re comfortable at this point stating this is cure.”

“Only time will say if this is a durable lifelong cure,” said Dr. Alain Fischer, a professor at the College of France who is also with the Unit of Pediatric Immunology, Hematology and Rheumatology at Necker Hospital for Sick Children in Paris. He was not involved in the new treatment, but helped develop an initial gene therapy for the condition 20 years ago.

The new work “is a significant step forward in the development of gene therapy and specifically for these diseases,” Fischer told Reuters Health in a telephone interview.

Earlier treatments were less efficient and less safe, although the first patient Fischer’s team treated remains alive 20 years later and is still doing well.

Bubble boy disease, formally known as X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency or SCID-X1, is a rare genetic defect that leaves the baby defenseless against infection. Treatment usually requires getting stem cells from a donor, which can be dangerous if the donor isn’t a closely-matched brother or sister. Sibling donors are usually available in fewer than 20 percent of cases.

The new technique, developed at St. Jude, involves taking some of the baby’s bone marrow and using an AIDS-type virus to inject a working copy of a gene known as IL2RG into cells. The gene makes a protein essential to building a properly-functioning immune system. The treatment cannot cause AIDS.

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Mamcarz noted that “any genetic disorder with a known genetic defect is amenable to this approach.”

Some previous attempts to cure bubble boy disease have only produced temporary results. She said this treatment doesn’t seem to have that problem.

“In previous trials, waning of the immune system was observed much, much earlier – within the first year,” Mamcarz said. One patient treated with the new technique has been followed for more than two and a half years with no sign that the benefits are fading.

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Doctors warn against new ‘shell on’ Snapchat challenge

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Teens are daring each other to eat plastic packaging, cardboard boxes and fruit peels — and posting videos of themselves doing it to Snapchat — in a bizarre new social media trend called “shell on.”

While not as dangerous as the potentially fatal “Tide Pod challenge” which involved eating laundry detergent pods, doctors still advise against eating anything that isn’t food.

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“Organic material like fruit peels are typically not dangerous. Zest is often used in recipes (lemon zest) which is the shavings of the rind,” Chicago-area physician Max Plitt told The Post. “Eating plastic, on the other hand, can be dangerous. BPA has been suggested to influence hormones. Chemicals in PVC like vinyl chloride have been linked to cancers.”

A recent video posted to Snapchat shows Liam Hamm, a sophomore at McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona, biting through a plastic bag filled with carrots.

“Ya’ll eat your lunch with or without the shell,” reads a caption along with the video of Hamm tearing through plastic packaging with his teeth.

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Hamm told the Arizona Republic he’s seen scores of other teens posting “shell on” videos on Snapchat, including one in which a teen bites into a lemon and accidentally shoots lemon juice into their eye.

“It just looks funny because it’s not really a shell, but people are calling things shells. I guess that is what’s funny about it,” Hamm said.

Hamm said he didn’t know where the trend originated, but that he’s happy it’s not Tide Pods.

“It’s the Tide Pod challenge minus the fact that it’s not dangerous,” he said.

While the trend appears mostly on Snapchat, several people blasted the teens in the videos on Twitter.

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“I wondered why Boomers judged GenZ until I saw a thread about the ‘shell on challenge.’ After 12 videos of high schoolers eating bananas with the peel on… I can finally say I relate to the Boomers,” tweeted Devin Spinks.

“Idk about this ‘shell on challenge’ but I’ve been eating the entire apple, core and all, for years,” wrote KG.

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Google worker infected with measles visited California campus

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A worker infected with measles visited Google’s Northern California campus earlier this month, according to a report Wednesday.

The infected worker reportedly entered a Google building in Mountain View on April 4. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department said the case doesn’t relate to any broader outbreak in the area.

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The measles has recently made a resurgence in the U.S. with 550 cases this year, the second highest of any year since 2000.

Five employees told BuzzFeed the warning had not been fully circulated throughout the company and they had not received it – but it was likely sent to everyone who works in the building the worker visited – 1295 Charleston.

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Google did not immediately return a request for comment.

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Mother of Texas man who contracted deadly brain-eating amoeba sues surf park

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The mother of a New Jersey man who died last year after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba is suing the Texas water park where health officials say he caught the infection.

Rita Stabile filed a wrongful death suit on April 9 in McLennan County District Court against Parson Barefoot Ski Ranch, alleging that her son’s death could have been prevented “had they exercised ordinary care in the operation of their water park,” The Houston Chronicle reported citing the civil suit.

Fabrizio Stabile, 29, visited the park on Sept. 8, 2018. He died several days later on Sept. 29 after contracting Naegleria fowleri.

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Fabrizio Stabile, 29, visited the park on Sept. 8, 2018. He died several days later on Sept. 29 after contracting Naegleria fowleri. (GoFundMe/ File)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of the brain-eating disease include headaches, fever and nausea and begin to show around five days after contracting the infection. Victims of Naegleria fowleri face almost certain death five days after symptoms show. Diagnosis are usually made after death.

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Only four people in the United States have survived the infection between 1962 and 2017, the CDC reports.

People can contract the disease when infected water enters the nose, allowing the amoeba to migrate to the brain.

Officials with the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District believe this is how Stabile became ill after testing done by the CDC in October 2018 found evidence of Naegleria fowleri at one of the for attractions at the park.

They also concluded that three other attractions had conditions favorable for its growth including the existence of organisms that indicated the presence of feces and low chlorine levels.

Parsons Barefoot Ski Ranch did not answer Fox News’ request for comment but told the Chronicle in an email “Our hearts go out to the family of Fab (sic). Only God knows where he got the amoeba.”

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Stabile’s mother is seeking more than $1 million in damages and alleges that the park’s blue-green dyed waters “masked a pathogen soup” that allowed the amoeba to thrive.

The park says it’s since installed a new water filtration system.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Oxytocin nasal spray could help treat alcoholism, study finds

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Scientists believe an oxytocin nasal spray could help treat alcoholism, according to a new study.

The research, published in the journal PLOS Biology on Tuesday, found that alcohol-dependent rats drank less after they were given a dose of oxytocin, the “cuddle hormone.”

The authors of the study — led by Drs. Tunstall, Koob and Vendruscolo of the National Institutes of Health and Drs. Kirson and Roberto of The Scripps Research Institute — believe their findings could translate into new pharmaceutical treatments for alcoholism, a release said.

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Oxytocin, sometimes known as the “cuddle hormone” or the “love hormone,” is released when people bond or hug, according to Medical News Today.

The hormone has already been found to have “promise” as a possible treatment for drug abuse because it decreases withdrawal symptoms and drug-seeking behavior for several narcotics, according to the release.

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A new study has found that an oxytocin nasal spray could help treat alcoholism, after researchers found the “love hormone” helped block increased drinking in alcohol-dependent rats.  (iStock)

Researchers decided to test how oxytocin might reduce alcohol consumption by giving doses of oxytocin through the nose (intranasally) and through the abdomen (intraperitoneally) to alcohol-dependent rats and normal rats, according to the study’s abstract.

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Though both forms of oxytocin blocked increased alcohol drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, the hormone given through the abdomen reduced movement in the rats, while oxytocin given to rats through their nose did not.

The scientists also looked at how the oxytocin affected alcohol consumption and altered signaling of the neurotransmitter GABA, which is located in a brain region highly affected by alcohol dependence, the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA).

“The experiments demonstrated that oxytocin administered systemically, intranasally or into the brain blocked excess drinking in alcohol-dependent but not in normal rats,” the statement said. “Moreover, oxytocin blocked GABA signaling in the CeA.”

“Taken together, these results provide evidence that oxytocin likely blocks enhanced drinking by altering CeA GABA transmission,” the statement continued.

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New York man with measles traveling to Michigan unknowingly infects 39 people with disease

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A man from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York, traveled to Michigan without knowing he was infected with measles — a highly contagious respiratory infection that has infected more than 500 people in the U.S. so far this year.

The man, who has not been identified and has since been dubbed “Patient Zero,” recently traveled to Detroit to raise money for a charity in the Brooklyn community, The Washington Post first reported. Though he felt ill and saw a doctor once he arrived in Detroit (he reportedly drove through the night to reach the destination), his fever and cough were initially diagnosed as bronchitis.

In the weeks that followed, the man, who traveled from Israel to Brooklyn in November before heading to Detroit in March, unknowingly spread measles to at least 39 people. Nearly all the cases were reported in those who live in the Detroit suburb of Oakland County, where the man spent the majority of his time.

CAN YOU STILL GET THE MEASLES IF YOU’VE BEEN VACCINATED?

At one point, the man reportedly called the doctor again after he developed a rash, a key symptom of measles. But it was allegedly dismissed as an allergic reaction.

But the doctor, who has also not been identified at this time, later began to worry the man may have contracted something more severe. He called the health department and left a voicemail that contained the man’s phone number. Health department officials, however, were unable to reach the man, as there was “a problem with his cellphone,” per The Washington Post.

Eventually, the man was located, thanks to the help of Jewish community members and Steve McGraw, who heads the Oakland emergency medical services.

“There is only one disease, and you have it,” McGraw told the man when he was located, he recalled to the newspaper. “He put his head down and was very emotional. I could tell from the look on his face that he was devastated.”

“He was doing the math in his head” to determine how many people he had come into contact with during his trip, McGraw described. “This guy was walking around all over the community and contagious. We knew we had a really significant exposure,” he added.

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The man visited some 30 locations in about a week’s time and likely had contact with “hundreds” of members of the local ultra-Orthodox community.

“Every one of our cases has had a link to the initial case,” Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County, told The Washington Post. A blood test later confirmed the man had measles.

The strain the man contracted “had an epidemiologic link to an ongoing outbreak of measles in Brooklyn, New York,” Lynn Sutfin, a public information officer with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, told Fox News in an email Wednesday.

“The additional cases have an epidemiologic link to the [man’s] case or exposure locations,” she added.

Following the man’s official diagnosis, Oakland County health officials said they’ve vaccinated more than 2,000 people in the ultra-Orthodox community against the measles.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago.

While 20 states have reported cases, New York has been the epicenter. Nearly two-thirds of all cases have been in New York, and 85 percent of the latest week’s cases came from the state. Most of the New York cases have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities.

NEW YORK CITY’S MANDATORY MEASLES VACCINE ORDERS TRIGGER LAWSUIT FROM PARENTS

The 2019 tally is already the most since 2014 when 667 were reported. The most before that was 963 cases in 1994.

The CDC recommends that all children get two doses of measles vaccine, which is 97 percent effective.

Other states reporting measles cases this year include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas and Washington. After the CDC issued its report Monday morning, Iowa officials said they, too, had seen a case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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New York man with measles traveling to Michigan unknowingly infects 39 people with disease

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A man from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York, traveled to Michigan without knowing he was infected with measles — a highly contagious respiratory infection that has infected more than 500 people in the U.S. so far this year.

The man, who has not been identified and has since been dubbed “Patient Zero,” recently traveled to Detroit to raise money for a charity in the Brooklyn community, The Washington Post first reported. Though he felt ill and saw a doctor once he arrived in Detroit (he reportedly drove through the night to reach the destination), his fever and cough were initially diagnosed as bronchitis.

In the weeks that followed, the man, who traveled from Israel to Brooklyn in November before heading to Detroit in March, unknowingly spread measles to at least 39 people. Nearly all the cases were reported in those who live in the Detroit suburb of Oakland County, where the man spent the majority of his time.

CAN YOU STILL GET THE MEASLES IF YOU’VE BEEN VACCINATED?

At one point, the man reportedly called the doctor again after he developed a rash, a key symptom of measles. But it was allegedly dismissed as an allergic reaction.

But the doctor, who has also not been identified at this time, later began to worry the man may have contracted something more severe. He called the health department and left a voicemail that contained the man’s phone number. Health department officials, however, were unable to reach the man, as there was “a problem with his cellphone,” per The Washington Post.

Eventually, the man was located, thanks to the help of Jewish community members and Steve McGraw, who heads the Oakland emergency medical services.

“There is only one disease, and you have it,” McGraw told the man when he was located, he recalled to the newspaper. “He put his head down and was very emotional. I could tell from the look on his face that he was devastated.”

“He was doing the math in his head” to determine how many people he had come into contact with during his trip, McGraw described. “This guy was walking around all over the community and contagious. We knew we had a really significant exposure,” he added.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The man visited some 30 locations in about a week’s time and likely had contact with “hundreds” of members of the local ultra-Orthodox community.

“Every one of our cases has had a link to the initial case,” Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County, told The Washington Post. A blood test later confirmed the man had measles.

The strain the man contracted “had an epidemiologic link to an ongoing outbreak of measles in Brooklyn, New York,” Lynn Sutfin, a public information officer with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, told Fox News in an email Wednesday.

“The additional cases have an epidemiologic link to the [man’s] case or exposure locations,” she added.

Following the man’s official diagnosis, Oakland County health officials said they’ve vaccinated more than 2,000 people in the ultra-Orthodox community against the measles.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago.

While 20 states have reported cases, New York has been the epicenter. Nearly two-thirds of all cases have been in New York, and 85 percent of the latest week’s cases came from the state. Most of the New York cases have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities.

NEW YORK CITY’S MANDATORY MEASLES VACCINE ORDERS TRIGGER LAWSUIT FROM PARENTS

The 2019 tally is already the most since 2014 when 667 were reported. The most before that was 963 cases in 1994.

The CDC recommends that all children get two doses of measles vaccine, which is 97 percent effective.

Other states reporting measles cases this year include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas and Washington. After the CDC issued its report Monday morning, Iowa officials said they, too, had seen a case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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