Two more Jerusalem babies hospitalized with measles

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September 16, 2007 17:57

 
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Two more Jerusalem children have been hospitalized with the measles. This brings to 36 the total number of children affected by the outbreak, all but one of them Jerusalemites. The outbreak was started by a Satmar hassid who came from London to attend a wedding where there were 2,000 guests. Bikur Holim Hospital, which treated the nine- and 11-month-old infants during the past few days, said one of them was infected by her three brothers who had previously come down with the potentially serious viral disease. The two babies were discharged in good condition. Hospital doctors called on parents of children age one and over who have not yet been vaccinated against measles to go for their shot. Between 60 percent and 70% of children in the haredi community have not been brought for measles vaccination by their parents, according to Health Ministry experts.

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