The 18-month-old girl died from complications of the disease in the Jerusalem health center "Shaare Zedek". is the first measles death since 2003. The girl had not been vaccinated.
Dozens of premature babies were vaccinated at Shaarei Cedece last week after contacting the measles-diagnosed patients.
The numbers of the Ministry of Health of Israel are striking. In 2016, only nine Israelis were infected with the measles virus. In 2017, 34 people are infected. So far, 1287 people were infected this year, indicating the outbreak.
90% of measles cases in the capital occur in unvaccinated populations. Symptoms of measles include cough, runny nose, fever, sore throat, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis). After the body appear flat red spots.