Coma after measles infection
A flight attendant, was on a scheduled flight from Tel Aviv to New York, lost during a flight, to your consciousness. She complained on the verge on skin rashes and fever. The Israeli Ministry of health believes that the Stewardess on the El Al Airlines in Israel, or during the flight with measles-infected viruses. Still, the wife is in a coma.
CNN reported that the 43-year-old flight attendant got during the flight fever, and on the same day was admitted to the hospital. Doctors diagnosed the patient’s encephalitis, which can develop if the brain is infected during the Phase of the rash. „The patient is located for 10 days in a deep coma, and we now hope only on the Beste“, the Deputy Director-General of the Ministry, Dr. Itamar Grotto said on CNN. The woman can’t breathe alone and will be supported by a ventilator on the intensive care unit of the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba in Breathing.
The Ministry had previously announced that a measles-infected passenger had boarded a flight from New York. “The flight of El Al 002 was launched on 26. March 2019 from Kennedy Airport in New York City and arrived on the 27th. March in Israel,“ said a spokeswoman for the Ministry of health. The spokesperson appealed to the passengers and flight crew to go at only a low level of disease symptoms, in a hospital.
According to CBS New York, a passenger had traveled to Michigan, where he allegedly distributing the Virus to 38 more people. Here, too, all will be asked a fellow passenger to contact a doctor even if no symptoms occur.
“The Ministry of health stressed that even only a suspicion of all who were on Board, this must immediately call your doctor. Of stay in public spaces such as schools, buses, shopping centers, etc., should be avoided,“ said a spokeswoman for the Ministry.
Highly Contagious Infection
Measles is a highly contagious disease. According to the health Department contact non-immunized individuals with the Virus with a very high probability leads to a disease. Excluded are persons who are vaccinated or even already of measles were ill.
Transmission is by droplet infection. When you cough, Sneeze or Talk, the pathogens get into the air and can even give over a few meters distance from the disease. The stay in a room may be sufficient, where the duration of contact plays no role. In General, the virus die in the air after a couple of hours.
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Typical skin rash develops after four to seven days
The disease usually starts as a cold with high fever, cough,, inflammation of the nose and throat, and eye conjunctiva as well as white lime splash-like spots on the oral mucosa. After three to seven days, the typical rash that starts behind ears and face, then all over the body spread to four to seven days remains in place.
The rash is spotty, nodular, and into each other fluently; Hand and soles of the feet usually remain spared, with time, the red spots are darker.
Forced vaccinations arranged
In New York City now because of a measles outbreak in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has been declared a public health emergency. In the neighborhood by the authorities even forced vaccinations were arranged.
Since September 2018 around 250 people in the New infected York district with measles, which is why the mayor of the district of a so-called „Masernkrise“ exclaimed. In this context, an order was issued calling on all the people in the neighborhood to get vaccinated, if you are not yet vaccinated against measles. This also includes children who are older than 6 months old. (sb)