New York ending religious exemptions to vaccinations due to measles outbreak

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New York has voted to end religious exemptions to vaccinations after the rising rate of measles.

The state has been the epicenter of the recent measles outbreak.

Critics of the measure, many from the orthodox Jewish community who shun immunizations, say the vote infringes on their religious liberty.

Measles is highly contagious and can lead to pneumonia and encephalitis.

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