Israel: 10-Year-Old Boy Suffers Permanent Brain Damage After Getting Measles


A 10-year-old boy in Israel is in critical condition after he contracted the measles

The young boy was hospitalized at Schneider Medical Center in Petah Tikva is attached to a ventilator.

Doctors confirm that the child suffered irreversible brain damage after developing a potentially deadly complication of the virus.

The complication, called encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, is a well-known and sometimes fatal complication of measles.

This follows the report of an El Al flight attendant that is also in a coma after she got the measles.

The names for Tehillim were unavailable.

(YWN israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. So, any mothers still want to hold measles parties so their kids can get this serious disease and be immunized the “natural way” ?
    Measles has serious consequences. Get immunized @

  2. Then why the photograph of the vaccine? The implies the person became ill from the vaccine, rather than the disease. The anti-vaxers are not especially bright, especially when it comes to science matters, and using a misleading picture is a classic example of putting a stumbling block in front of a blind person. The article is on how measles sometimes has horrible complications, yet your photograph contradicts the article.

  3. Everyone reading this,please print a copy and mail to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Kamenetzky in Philadelphia ,and tell them “thank you”

  4. Bezras Hashem he will have a recovery.
    my son was damaged from a DTAP vaccine.
    yet for some reason i am not believed and told that it is just the illness that damages.
    lets be emesdik. vaccines are VERY important and lets not forget that they are not 100 percent safe.
    please be real, please be aware that there are always two sides to the story.

    i am interested in hearing responses.

  5. Please! Please! Please! take responsibility for what is posted on your comment board. It is absolutely unacceptible for The Yeshiva World to serve as a forum for Machlokes, Lashon Hora, Motzi Shem Ra, Bizui Talmidei Chachomim, etc.

  6. I am wondering why every only encephalitis cases pertaining to measles is mentioned as news and all other children/adults that suffer from encephalitis not pertaining to measles is not news worthy….