Israeli Media, Flight Attendant, Measles

Israeli Media, Flight Attendant

Israeli dies after contracting measles on flight from New York

The Israeli flight attendant only received one dose of the two-dose vaccine required to protect her against measles.

15.8.2019

The Israeli flight attendant only received one dose of the two-dose vaccine required to protect her against measles.

An Israeli flight attendant has died months after contracting measles on a flight from New York to Tel Aviv, Israel's health ministry and local media said Wednesday. Rotem Amitai, 43 and a mother of three, was hospitalised in March following the flight with Israeli airline El Al, Israeli media reported

The health ministry confirmed her death and said her condition had been complicated by encephalitis, inflammation of the brain.

The global body warned against"misinformation about vaccines".

Amitai's death was the first related to measles in Israel this year, following two last year, according to the ministry.

The Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar and Ukraine registered the highest number of cases, WHO said.

Read more: Yahoo Singapore
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