Measles outbreak reported in Ashkelon and Netanya

In February it was reported that 3,400 Israelis were infected with measles.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 18, 2019 12:34
A nurse holds a vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine

A nurse holds a vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. (photo credit: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER)

 
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Israeli health officials continue to warn the country of possible exposures to measles as another two incidents were recorded on Thursday and Friday in Ashkelon and Netanya, respectively.

The Ashkelon district health office reported a case of measles at the Leumit Health clinic in Kiryat Malakhi. Earlier in March, another incident was reported at the Kiryat Malakhi public library. Since then, the city's health officials have urged its residents to inquire about vaccines.

In Netanya, there was a report that there was someone who was infected with measles at Ori’s Sela Water World, a swimming school, with a main branch in Tel Aviv, the Ministry of Health reported.

In February it was reported that 3,400 Israelis were infected with measles

Measles is an airborne disease that is highly contagious. It is often transferred through coughing and sneezing but can also live in the air for up to two hours, according to the Center for Disease Control.


Hagay Hacohen contributed to the report.






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