Chickenpox Spreading in Petach Tikvah

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mh_capd_fig5-25.tifA growing number of parents are concerned after learning of a growing number of kindergarten children diagnosed with chickenpox in Petach Tikvah. Ministry of Health officials have tuned to parents to vaccinate children who have not yet been protected in the hope of preventing an epidemic.

Parents are reporting “dozens of cases” while district Health Ministry officials report 15 documented cases. Ministry officials confirm they have instructed parents to have their children vaccinated immediately.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)