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Measles: What You’ll Need to Know About This New Outbreak in the US and in Israel

Allon E.Moses, MD - Speaker Bio
Prof. Allon E. Moses, head of Hadassah's Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, was elected president of the Israel Society for Infectious Diseases at its recent Conference. After graduating from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Moses did his residency at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hebrew University Medical School and was a clinical fellow at Harvard University. He's been a lecturer and professor at Hadassah for over 20 years and has been Chairman of the Department since 2005.

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  • According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) most American children contracted measles at some point before they turned 15 and a measles vaccine was introduced in 1963. As a result, health professionals studying this infectious disease, have not seen a significant record of the disease in quite some time, until now. This year, health officials are battling the worst year for the disease in 25 years.

    Reports show unvaccinated Americans have brought the disease back from abroad. The WHO (World Health Organization) reported a 300% increase in measles cases in the first three months of this year compared with the same time last year.

    Our guest in this episode; Professor Allon Moses is the Chairman of the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Hadassah and also the head of Hadassah's newly opened Center for Infectious Diseases. He discusses important questions related Measles  and provides the best information regarding protecting yourself and your family from this preventable disease.