Following the measles outbreak in Jerusalem, the Ministry of Health brings the general public up to date: the Director General of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov, has held multiple consultation meetings over the weekend with different experts in the matter of the measles outbreak in order to consolidate further intensive measures to contain the local outbreak in Jerusalem and to have more people vaccinated.
Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Ya'acov Litzman, is regularly updated on the measles situation; he said he supported promoting legislation which would provide the Ministry with additional measures to guarantee maximal vaccination coverage. Furthermore, Litzman said the Ministry was allocating all financial resources to stop the disease from spreading.
The Ministry of Health has decided on the following major measures:
The Ministry of Health will keep on regularly sending updates about all meetings held on the matter.
As of Sunday, November 4th 2018, there are 1,334 measles patients in Israel.