Measles on India-Israel flight

Health Ministry is asking fellow passengers who are at risk for the viral disease to identify themselves.

By
April 17, 2018 19:50
sneeze

A woman blowing her nose into a tissue, possibly after or sneeze or while sick. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

After a person arrived from India at Ben-Gurion Airport and was diagnosed as having the measles, the Health Ministry asked for fellow passengers who are at risk for the viral disease to identify themselves.

The patient boarded Air India flight AI139 on April 12 at 4:30 p.m. and landed at 9:45 p.m.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Anyone who developed fever or a rash is asked to inform his doctor that he was in contact with someone who had the measles. Infants under the age of one year, pregnant women, people with weak immune systems due to cancer chemotherapy, AIDS patients or those taking high-dose corticosteroids who were on that flight are urged to consult the Tel Aviv District Health Office about the need to get a vaccination.

Call in advance: (03) 563- 4896 or (03) 563-4757.

Related Content

Zavitan River
August 15, 2018
Five hospitalized as fear of Leptospirosis outbreak grows

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF