An unvaccinated adult man in Rockland County has been diagnosed with the disease.

The New York State Department of Health and its Rockland County counterpart confirmed that the person who got the vaccine was the one who got the disease. The oral vaccine is still administered in the United States and may have been the origin of the virus.

Ed Day, the Rockland County executive, said in a news conference that the person is no longer contagious. Figuring out if anyone else has been affected by this disease is one of the issues we are focusing on.

The people who are unvaccinated or haven't completed their vaccinations should get a vaccine. Those who have had all three shots of the vaccine have a very low risk of being bitten by the disease.

The person had symptoms about a month ago, according to the health commissioner. She said that the department was notified of the confirmed case on Monday.

The risk to the community is being assessed by surveying the family and close contacts of the person. The patient's current state of health or progess was not shared by her.

Local elected officials said that the patient is a man from the Orthodox Jewish community. Ultra-Orthodox Jewish people in Rockland County have a lower vaccine rate than the rest of the population. More than 150 people were affected by the disease.

The last case of the disease in the US was in a person who came from abroad. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been no cases in the US since 1979.

Until the 1950s, the disease was one of the most feared in the country.

According to state data, only sixty percent of Rockland County's 2-year-olds have received all three doses of the vaccine.

The World Health Organization says the target vaccine rate is 80 percent.

Disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic depressed vaccination rates for children around the globe and in the United States. More parents have expressed fears about long-established vaccines as a result of misinformation and distrust.

In a community with large pockets of unvaccinated people, vaccine hesitancy could cause an opportunity to cause damage.

The Health Department said that the disease is very infectious. The disease can be spread by people if they don't have any symptoms. Rarely, a case of the disease will result in paralysis or even death.

In countries where vaccine access is more limited, the oral vaccine is still used. The weakened version of the virus may be shed by people who get the oral vaccine.

The feature was thought of as an advantage when it was first conceived.

He said that it mimics natural infections and that people get immunity from it. He said that in rare cases, the vaccine can cause a person to be paralyzed because it can change from person to person.

The United States uses a vaccine that doesn't contain liveviruses.

Jesse McKinley made a report.