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The infection of typhus in Hadera: 15-year-old in critical condition

This week in the hospital «Hillel Yafe» in Hadera in serious condition was taken 15-year-old boy. He, like his parents, was diagnosed with typhus or tick-borne rickettsiosis. The press service of the hospital reports that the boy’s condition is estimated as critical, there are serious concerns for his life.

The boy’s mother suffered a disease and was discharged from the hospital.

The teenager’s father is in intensive care in serious condition.

Editorial spoke with a relative of the victims. According to him, it is about a Russian family who immigrated to Israel a few months ago.

Our source also said that together with this family was with the same diagnosis hospitalized neighbor’s two year old child, who was soon discharged.

According to our interlocutor, before admission, have a 15-year-old about a week had high temperature, however, the boy was hospitalized only after his condition deteriorated.

The press service of the hospital «Hillel Yafe» he said in an interview with the editors that the Rickettsia that cause tick-borne rickettsiosis in Israel, common in the area of Hadera, where the tragedy occurred, and in the Negev region. The press service also notes that, according to experts, a carrier tick might be owned by the family dog, however, without excluding other possibilities.

Hospital «Hillel Yafe» reported in the Ministry of health and local health Department of a case of human infection with tick-borne typhus.

Doctors say that the incubation period of tick-borne ricketsiosis lasts from 2 to 7 days. On the site of the tick bite appears soreness, redness, in the center of which is visible a small infiltration with the crust. And sick fever, an increase in the lymph nodes can be a headache. After two or three days rash, nausea, vomiting, pain in the abdomen.

In most cases the disease is mild nature and takes place without consequences, but in cases when the disease is severe, without medical intervention, the patient may experience complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, kidney failure, liver problems and blood clotting. In the most severe cases, the disease can lead to death.

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The infection of typhus in Hadera: 15-year-old in critical condition 27.09.2017

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