"He was in a deep coma for 10 days, and now we look forward only to the best," said Dr. Itamar Grotto, associate director general of the Ministry of Health of Israel.
The flight attendant, working for El Al, the Israeli national airline, could be contracting a virus in New York, in Israel or in a flight between the two, Grotto said. Health authorities do not believe that the virus spreads to anyone on flights.
He did not relieve himself and to an intensive care unit at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, near Tel Aviv.
He created a fever on March 31
"I know that this will happen soon," said Dr. William Schaffner, a contagious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University and a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counselor in vaccines. "We have re-started a serious viral-infected population that holds vaccines from their children, and now spreads beyond that population."
One dosage of vaccine is not worth
Like many others in his generation around the world, flight attendants, who have not been identified, received only one dose of the vaccine measles when he was a child.
do not know why most people who get measles are completely recovered while others have devastating complications.
Approximately 1 out of every 1,000 children who get measles will have encephalitis, according to the CDC. This can lead to convulsions and leave a deaf or an intellectual disability.
Measles in Israel
There were 3,920 measles cases in Israel from March 2018 to April 11, said Grotto, who is also professor of epidemiology and public health at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Ukraine has the highest number of cases in the past 12 months, with more than 72,000, followed by Madagascar and India with over 69,000 and 60,000 cases, respectively. WHO warns that there are delays in reporting and this data may be incomplete.
About 85% to 90% of Israeli measles cases belong to ultra-Orthodox Jews, Grotto said.
There is no Judaism teaching against immunization; on the contrary, the rabbi encourages immunization in accordance with Jewish teachings in protecting your health and the health of others.
Non-Orthodox Jews have the possibility of having large families, and the Grotto says that those who are not immunized have practical, non-ideological, reasons.
"Sometimes, they have vaccinated their first or second child, but with so many children, they do not always have time to vaccinate them all," he said. "They are not against the vaccines. They have nothing against this ideology." To bring the water upside down, the Israeli public health authorities have increased the number of vaccine vaccine times, mobile clinics opened in religious neighborhoods and took ads in newspapers in religious communities.