Health officials worry about Cattaraugus County's Amish amidst U.S. measles outbreak
May 8, 2019
OLEAN, NY — Cattaraugus County hasn’t recorded any cases of measles this year in the largest U.S. outbreak since 1994, which has now spread to 23 states.
But that doesn’t mean area health officials aren’t concerned. While about 94 percent of Cattaraugus County residents are vaccinated against measles and other childhood diseases, the county’s 2,500-member Amish community is largely unvaccinated.
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