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10-year-old in fatal danger after having had measles

A 10-year-old boy from Samaria was rescued for single childbirth in a pediatric department at the Schneider Children's Medical Center…

A 10-year-old boy from Samaria was rescued for single childbirth in a pediatric department at the Schneider Children‘s Medical Center in Petah Tikva after he had contrasted measles.

The child, who has not previously been vaccinated for measles, suffers from encephalitis (inflammation in the brain) and is at risk of fatal outcome.

Over 2000 cases of measles have been reported in Israel over the past year. The Ministry of Health is working on several levels to increase the number of people immunized against the disease.

At the beginning of the week, the Ministry of Health reported a measles patient who was flying from Bucharest to Israel and called on passengers who had not received two doses of measles vaccinations to contact the nearest health office to their place of residence.

The flight fled from Bucharest to Israel on Tuesday, 20 November. The Ministry said that healthy people born before 1

957 were naturally immunized against the disease and should not be vaccinated now.

A few days earlier, Rambam’s hospital reported that a 1-year-old baby had contrasted measles. The child and his mother traveled on a number of buses, and the Ministry of Health urged passengers to contact the health care agency closest to their residence to test for measles. The ministry also published the bus lines and dates when the child and his mother traveled.

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