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Health Ministry warns of measles infections at nightclub and mall

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Mar 14, 2019 4:44 PM 1+ week ago

Illustrative. Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine vials, with syringe. (iStock by Getty Images/ Andrey Popov)

The Health Ministry on Thursday warned the public of possible exposure to a measles patient over the past week at a Tel Aviv nightclub and at a shopping mall near Ashdod, as Israel continues to struggle to contain a months-long outburst of the potentially deadly disease.

The ministry said partygoers at the Metro nightclub in central Tel Aviv may have contracted the measles virus on Friday night, from March 8 at 11 p.m. until March 9 at 3 a.m.

In a separate statement hours later, the ministry said a measles patient had been in a shopping mall at the Ad Halom Interchange, just outside the city of Ashdod, on Monday between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The statements call on anyone who was at any of the two locations at the specified times, was born after 1957 and has not received both doses of the measles vaccine to ...

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