Measles suspected of breaking out in flights to and from Eilat

Measles outbreak suspected in two flights to and from Eilat, the Ministry of Health reported.

March 18, 2019 18:16
The coast of the Red Sea from southern Eilat.

The coast of the Red Sea from southern Eilat.. (photo credit: MEITAL SHARABI)


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A measles outbreak is suspected in two flights to and from Eilat, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday.

The flights are IZ1805 from Tel Aviv to Eilat and IZ1816 from Eilat to Tel Aviv, the former flight did not leave on time and the passengers made their way to the southern city on the Red Sea using a bus.

Passengers on the bus or aboard the flights are requested to seek medical advice about their condition and if they should be vaccinated against measles.

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