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“It says in the Torah ‘V’nishmartem Meod L’nafshoseichem,’ that a person must guard their health,” Niederman said in the Health Department news release.
Measles spiked throughout 2018, with over 900 contracting it in October alone.
"We are experiencing an increase in measles cases due to a reduction in immunization. We urge parents to immunize their children against this disease."
Refaeli is the mother of two young girls, Liv, two years old, and one-year-old Elle.
By AMY SPIRO
The proposal includes requiring the Health Ministry to keep track of which children have been immunized or not, according to the ministry’s recommendations, and to send a warning to parents.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The six-year-old boy was with his father when they went to visit his mother after she gave birth, likely exposing newborns in the vicinity to the infectious illness.
By YVETTE J. DEANE
Measles outbreak has brought on ‘intensive’ efforts to halt growing epidemic
By SARAH LEVI
No correlation was found between the level of paternal education and vaccination delays.
By SARA RUBENSTEIN
The total number of measles cases nationwide stands at 1,287, a majority of which are in Jerusalem with 753 residents infected.
There have been close to 900 cases of measles since the start of the year largely attributed to a reduction in vaccination rates in the country.
By JEREMY SHARON
90% of the cases reported this year resulted from people who had not been vaccinated or come into contact with un-vacinated persons, the ministry said.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Likud MK Oren Hazan said there has been a dangerous trend of parents refusing to vaccinate their children.
By GIL HOFFMAN
The topic of health is especially intriguing with respect to the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) population, since it is difficult to evaluate the scope of its members’ utilization of health services.
By DAFNA SHEMER
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