The State of Israel is currently facing a significant increase in the onset of measles.
Measles is a contagious disease that can endanger the lives of our patients.
In order to protect them, Hospital Management will allow entry to the hospital only of those parents who have been vaccinated against measles. Parents, kindly check your vaccination history.
Visitors, who are suffering from fever or rash, will not be allowed to enter the hospital grounds.
Pregnant women and children visitors are requested not to enter the hospital for fear of exposure to patients suffering from measles.
These regulations have been issued by the Ministry of Health.
You are requested to behave responsibly to protect the health of our children.
The Management of Schneider Children’s Medical Center
|Measles is caused by infection of the measles bacteria (virus). The disease is characterized by three stages:|
Most measles patients recover completely from the disease. Nonetheless, this is a serious and exhausting condition that can lead to complications such as infection of the middle ear, lung infections, diarrhea, and other conditions causing inflammation in the brain and even death. Small children with undeveloped immune systems are at greater risk of contracting complications from measles.
Measles is an airborne disease which spreads easily through the breath (coughs and sneezes) of infected people. The chance of contracting measles after exposure in an unvaccinated patient is over 90%. On average, one patient with measles can infect 12-16 people.