At least six babies under one year of age were hospitalized in the past few days at Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv for confirmed or suspected measles, according to a Ynet news report (computer translated).

Image/Jim Goodson, M.P.H.
Image/Jim Goodson, M.P.H.

One case has been laboratory-confirmed–Two of the babies have been quarantined, while the other four infants have since been released.

Officials said there are “dozens” of children who will need to be examined to determine whether they are free of the disease, especially since the preschool attended by these children was one local to families of foreign and migrant workers, including many who do not realize the importance of vaccinations.

The district health bureau will  inform all the parents whose children are in the kindergarten in question that they should receive preventive treatment if they are not vaccinated.