With more than 1,400 cases of measles reported since the beginning of the year, Israel has launched a massive campaign for civil protection.
Author: Jack Gold, World Israel News
Israel has begun an extensive operation to instil the population against measles after the outbreak of an epidemic in a country that has devoured the life of one child in Jerusalem.
After years of measles dormancy, there was an outbreak of populations that refused to be vaccinated in the early years. Now it has spread to many areas of the country.
In Israel, several religious sects oppose vaccination, and the Ministry of Health has launched a campaign to increase vaccination rates in unprotected communities in recent months.
For the first time in decades, the Ministry of Health began to vaccinate adults between the ages of 14 and 61, as well as children.
About 1,400 were infected with measles this year, unlike 34 in 2017. More than 30,000 Israelis have been exposed to various measles methods.
Exposure by Israel Hayom he discovered a list of failures that enabled the return of the disease in full force.
Several legislators have called on the state to take action against those who refuse to vaccinate because they pose a threat to society. Proposals include a ban on admission to schools and other public places.
The measles is a highly contagious disease and one of the leading causes of death in the world among young children, according to the World Health Organization. This can easily be prevented with a vaccine.
However, the World Health Organization has reported tens of thousands of cases of measles in Europe.
In Thailand, the authorities are racing in an outbreak of measles epidemic in the southern provinces of the country, where 14 deaths and over 1,500 cases have been reported since September.
Officials blame the return of the disease in Thailand due to low rates of vaccination in the south, caused by misconceptions among the Muslim population about the nature of the vaccine.
AP contributed to this report.