Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Measles Outbreak in New Jersey and New York

Newark, N.J. (Nov. 19, 2018) — A Rutgers University expert is available to discuss the measles outbreak in New Jersey and New York.

“No community is an island,” says Glenn Fennelly, chairman of the pediatrics department at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. “Without sustained high levels of vaccination in all communities there will continue to be this type of outbreak. You can compare it to a risk of a forest fire and these vulnerable children are tinder.”

Fennelly is available by contacting Tiffany Cody at 973-972-3501, 973-856-0517 or [email protected]



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