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Israeli Health officials have reportedly identified the first polio case in the country in decades.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Health, four unvaccinated children from Jerusalem were infected with the highly infectious virus, making it the first case of polio in Israel since 1988.
According to The Times of Israel, the Jerusalem District Health Department will begin an epidemiological investigation and will contact people who have been in close contact with the child, the ministry said.
Polio, which mainly affects children under the age of 5, invades the nervous system and Causes complete paralysis In just a few hours, the World Health Organization (WHO) says on its website.
“2 to 10 out of 100 people infected with poliovirus die because the virus affects the muscles that help breathing,” he said. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to WHO, polio has not been detected in Israel since 1988.Authorities Large-scale vaccination motion.
Israel-based papers say Israel has given four polio vaccines to children between the ages of two months and about seven years report..
Children are not hospitalized, despite showing signs of paralysis, The Wall Street Journal report..
The ministry said traces of the virus had been found in sewage samples in the area in the past, but no clinical cases have been found.
Polio usually enters the body through the mouth and spreads from contact with the infected person’s feces, or droplets from sneezing or coughing, or the CDC. To tell..
According to authorities, the virus can contaminate food and water in an “unsanitary condition.”