Health Ministry warns of possible measles exposure in Bat Yam, Haifa

Israel has seen some 4,000 cases of measles since the measles outbreak started in the country in March 2018.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
June 3, 2019 14:44
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)

The Health Ministry has warned of possible measles exposures in Haifa and Bat Yam on May 29.

It said that anyone unvaccinated who traveled on Line 3 of the Metronit from Jabotinksy in Bat Yam on May 29 on the 11:20 a.m. bus, and passengers traveling from the Haifa Central Bus Station to Jerusalem at 12:20 p.m. on the Egged line 960 should contact their local health bureau, the ministry said in a statement.

Those born between 1957 and 1989 may also need to get a second dose of the vaccine as they may not be protected.

"The Ministry of Health advises individuals with symptoms of fever plus one or more of the following symptoms: cough, runny nose, eye inflammation or rash to stay away from public places, such as the work place, places of worship, shopping malls, restaurants, public transportation, busy events and any other public place in order to help contain the spread of measles," the ministry also wrote.

Israel has seen some 4,000 cases of measles since the measles outbreak started in the country in March 2018.



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