Six infants infected with measles in Bat Ayin

Measles spiked throughout 2018, with over 900 contracting it in October alone.

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January 7, 2019 19:13
A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet.

A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet is seen at a hospital. (photo credit: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER)

 
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Six toddlers were infected with measles in the Bat Ayin settlement near Gush Etzion, according to a Health Ministry statement Monday..

The measles epidemic, which has touched over 3000 Israelis in the last year, was reported to have infected only one person in Israel since the beginning of January.

Despite the cases announced Monday raising the January figures to seven infections, there has nevertheless been a significant decrease in the number of measles cases overall. The numbers of infections have dropped by 94% since December.


Measles spiked throughout 2018, with over 900 contracting it in October alone. Since March 2018, over 3000 people contracted the illness.

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