10 years in mortal danger after contracting measles

A 10-year-old boy from Samaria was admitted to isolation in a pediatric ward at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petah Tikva after contracting measles.

The child, who has not yet been vaccinated against measles, suffers from encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and is in danger of death.

In the past year, more than 2,000 cases of measles have been reported in Israel. The Ministry of Health works on several levels to increase the number of people immunized against the disease.

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health reported a measles patient on a Bucharest-Israel flight and called on passengers who did not receive two doses of measles vaccine to contact the health unit. closest to their place of residence.

The flight left Bucharest for Israel on Tuesday, November 20th. The ministry said healthy people born before 1957 are naturally immune to the disease and should not be vaccinated now.

A few days earlier, Rambam Hospital announced that a 1-year-old baby had contracted measles. The baby and his mother took several buses and the Ministry of Health asked the passengers to contact the health office closest to their place of residence for a measles test. The ministry also published the bus routes and the dates on which the baby and his mother traveled.

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