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Israeli stewardess dies after contracting measles on flight from New York

Israeli stewardess dies after contracting measles on flight from New York

15.8.2019

Israeli stewardess dies after contracting measles on flight from New York

JERUSALEM: An Israeli flight attendant has died months after contracting measles on a flight from New York to Tel Aviv, Israel's health ministry ...

Rotem Amitai, 43 and a mother of three, was hospitalised in March following the flight with Israeli airline El Al, Israeli media reported.

She died on Tuesday at a hospital near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The World Health Organisation said Tuesday that measles cases had

READ: Factbox - What you need to know about the US measles outbreak

So far this year, 364,808 measles cases have been reported around the world, compared to 129,239 cases during the first seven months a year earlier - the highest registered since 2006.

Amitai had only received one dose, Israeli media reported.

Nearly 90,000 cases have been registered in Europe this year - well above the 84,462 cases registered last year.

Read more: CNA
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