A 18-month old infant was rushed to Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital in Yerushalayim after losing consciousness Thursday afternoon.
The child had fallen sick with measles and had no pulse upon arrival at the hospital. Thoiugh doctors worked to save the baby’s life the child was declared dead a short while later.
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of those infected with measles in Israel is approaching 900 individuals. Around 60% of those infected are charedi residents of Yerushalayim, many who are not vaccinated. To combat the outbreak, the Ministry of Health is working to send out special mobile vaccination units to concentrations of the chareidi population.
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