Israel’s Health Minister on Monday, January 28, 2019, issued alerts for passengers who traveled on buses servicing cities which have major chareidi population centers.
The ministry alert states, “we would like to inform persons who were born from 1957 and after and have not been immunized against measles, both doses, to report to a ministry office near their home as soon as possible to get vaccinated”.
The persons exposed to a rider with measles were on board the following buses at the times indicated.
The alert pertains to:
• January 23, 24, 2019, on the 293 line from Zacks Square in Jerusalem at 7:15AM to Betar Illit and from Betar Illit to Jerusalem at 1:45PM.
• January 25, 2019, on the 402 line leaving Bar Ilan Street in Jerusalem at 8:25AM to Bnei Brak.
• January 25, 2019 on the 209 line leaving Hashomer Street in Bnei Brak at 11:20AM to Modi’in Illit.
• January 26, 2019 on the 340 line leading from Ponevezh in Modi’in Illit at 8:30PM to Yerushalayim.
It is pointed out that since the outbreak of measles in Israel a year ago, primarily in chareidi areas, there have been 3000 cases documented by health officials. Over 30,000 Israelis have since been vaccinated, and in two extreme cases, the outcome was fatal, a toddler from Meah Shearim who was not vaccinated and an 82-year-old woman with underlying medical issues.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)