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The measles debate increased with intensity on Tuesday.

Due to an "unprecedented" measles outbreak in Rockland County, NY, U.S. District Court Judge Vincent Briccetti denied granting parents permission for 44 unvaccinated students to return to Chestnut Ridge school from a ban enforced by the Rockland Health Department and its commissioner.

Briccetti told the federal court in White Plains:

"The plaintiffs have not demonstrated that public interest weighs in favor of granting an injunction."

While the ruling is a small victory, it is far from over.

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