Measles outbreak in New York leads to bus driver refusing to stop for Jewish man
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Measles outbreak in New York leads to bus driver refusing to stop for Jewish man

Newspaper reports claim that the driver covered her face and shouted “Measles!” while refusing to take his ticket.

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

The measles outbreak has led to calls for mass vaccinations
The measles outbreak has led to calls for mass vaccinations

The measles outbreak that has gripped New York and its strictly Orthodox community has reportedly led to a bus driver refusing to stop for a Brooklyn Jewish man to board her bus.

According to newspaper reports, a man was standing at a bus stop in Williamsburg, a neighbourhood largely populated by Orthodox Jews. The bus sailed past the stop but the man caught up with it when it was stuck in traffic. The driver covered her face and shouted “Measles!” while refusing to take his ticket.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is now investigating complaints against the bus driver made by the 

United Jewish Organisations of Williamsburg, which is working with the city to curb the measles outbreak by educating the community and encouraging vaccination.

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