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Country-of-origin data in the ministry’s study showed 38% of the subjects with the condition came from the former Soviet Union and that 28% were Israeli-born.
The first dose of the MMR vaccine is normally administered to children around the age of one and the second dose between the ages of four and six.
Users of the drug are skeptical that the new system will actually make it easier for patients to access medical cannabis.
The MMR vaccine is 97% effective in preventing infection with the measles virus when the recommended two doses are received on time, according to the Health Ministry.
By ALON EINHORN
The statement by the Health Ministry urged individuals who were born after 1957 and didn't receive the necessary two vaccinations to immediately get themselves examined for the disease.
By URI BOLLAG
The first death from measles in 2018 was an 18-month-old toddler who died on November 1, also in Jerusalem.
By SARA RUBENSTEIN
Pneumonia, flu virus hits Israel hard this winter.
By ZACHARY KEYSER
According to Health Ministry officials, the measles outbreak has surfaced due to the failure of thousands of parents to vaccinate their children.
"We love to complain about the Israeli healthcare system, but it is considered one of the best and most effective in the world, apparently in third place worldwide."
The total number of measles cases nationwide stands at 1,287, a majority of which are in Jerusalem with 753 residents infected.
By SARAH LEVI
“The antisemites in Europe once blamed the Jews for spreading the Black Plague,” Bayit Yehudi faction head Shuli Moalem-Refaeli said.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Ari Nagel has fathered at least 33 children in the last decade with sperm he donates free of charge.
People with disabilities constitute 20% of the Israeli population, meaning that 20% of the Israeli population does not currently have access to the vital medical system.
By TAMAR BEERI
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