The Health Ministry announces that a case of polio has been diagnosed in an unvaccinated child in Safed.
The child was brought into a local hospital with weakness in his limbs and was tested, leading to the diagnosis.
Health officials are now looking into the child’s contacts to identify any others who may have been affected.
Polio is a viral disease that mainly affects children and can cause disability, paralysis, and death. Today, polio vaccinations are standard for children and are an effective preventive measure, but vaccine skepticism has enabled the disease to pop up from time to time.