The Israeli Health Ministry issued a warning to all passengers on bus 981 that traveled from Tzefas to Bnei Brak on December 25th at 4:30 P.M. that they may have been exposed to the measles. According to the warning issued, one of the passengers has been diagnosed with measles and therefore may have infected others who traveled on that bus.
The Ministry asked any passenger born after 1957 who has not yet received two doses of the vaccine against measles, to contact the health ministry office closest to their homes in order to determine whether or not they have contracted the disease and to determine how they should proceed.
The disease has reached outbreak proportions throughout Israel and especially in the Charedi community where there are many people who refuse services from the state, including vaccinations and healthcare.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)