A 10-year-old boy from Emmanuel was hospitalized in solitary confinement in a pediatric ward at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petach Tikva after he contracted measles.
The child, who has not previously been vaccinated for measles, suffers from encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and is in mortal danger.
Over the past year, more than 2,000 cases of measles have been reported in Israel. The Health Ministry is working on several levels to increase the number of people immunized against the disease.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.