El Al airlines of Israel were vaccinated by more than 250 flight crew members against measles in recent words after the Ministry of Health ordered all local airlines to inoculate all their staff as continuing to spread the infectious disease.
The Health Minister's order came after a flight attendant and a 10-year-old boy was believed to have been unable to recover from brain damage from the disease.
"Due to the constant spread of measles and exposure of air crews, we recommend that all of your workers be vaccinated," the Ministry of Health said in a directive. "Make sure your workers receive two inoculations and place special emphasis on air crews that interact with travelers."
El Al, who started their workforce after the flight attendant was hospitalized in a coma after contracting the illness on a flight, now set up a special clinic at Ben Gurion airport and more than 250 crew members have been vaccinated, Channel 12 report.
El Al's worker conditions have been hospitalized earlier this month with measles have worsened, reported by the Hebrew media on Thursday. He was in a coma, was transferred to a separate unit of intensive care, and suffered suspected brain injuries.
A boy was hospitalized at the Schneider Medical Center at Petah Tikva with suspected brain injuries and attached to a fan, according to television reports.
43, was admitted to a hospital two weeks ago after contracting illness on a flight from New York. He is suffering from meningoencephalitis – a complication of measles virus similar to having both meningitis and encephalitis, as mentioned by the infections or inflammation of the lining of the brain and the brain itself.
The woman works on board El AL flight 002 from John F. Kennedy Airport to Tel Aviv on March 26 and the Ministry of Health advises all flight travelers to seek medical care immediately if they have of measles symptoms.
Blood tests indicate that El AL flight vacancy is vaccinated with only one shot against the measles than the two inoculations recommended for his age group.
"The damage is very serious," says Dr. Avi Lin, deputy of Meir Hospital, at Ynet site. "We are constantly evaluating her situation every day and looking forward to the best."
Last week, an internal document on the Ministry of Health revealed that two million Israelis were partially or not vaccinated, according to Channel 13. The figures could include births between 1957 and 1977 requiring two booster shots that are fully inoculated against disease, in which the ministry is not ordered.
Measles are doing resurgence in Israel because of the fact that parents are not inoculating their children. Up to 45,000 children, mostly from ultra-Orthodox families, were not vaccinated at all, Channel 12 news reported Thursday. Children ages 1-6 and the Ministry of Health will help their families, according to the report.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health said that child healthcare centers are open throughout the Passover holiday next week, when (19659018) A nurse prepares measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines in the Department Rockland County Health in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, on April 5, "If all are vaccinated as needed, we will not be in this situation," Prof. Sigal Sedetzki, head of public health services at the Ministry of Health, on Channel 12.
Sedetzki said that ultra-Orthodox in particular has "many pockets" within the community that do not get vaccinated. He encouraged parents to bring their children to clinics around the country that are kept open on Passover holidays to manage vaccinations.
The Ministry of Health also urges the Israelites to make sure they are vaccinated before flying abroad, Channel Told 13 Thursday.
Israel saw the measles outbreak last year, recording 3,600 cases between March 2018 and February 2019, according to the ministry.
Infections are mostly centered on the ultra-Orthodox community of the country, where Inoculation rates are generally lower than the rest of the population. In November, an 18-month-old baby in Jerusalem died of illness, the first recorded death from measles in Israel over the past 15 years. One month later, an 82-year-old woman became the second punishment.
In New York, officials are trying to contain a growing number of measles cases centered on ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods while fighting for efforts to get vaccination. Health officials have confirmed 329 measles cases in New York City and 184 cases in nearby Rockland County since the outbreak began in October.
Measles cases in Rockland and Brooklyn have been traceable to unsaved members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who traveled to Israel. The Orthodox Jewish leaders say that a small group of community-based vaccines allowed the disease to spread.
AP contributed to this report.