Israeli troops seize dozens of homes in West Bank amid ‘resurgence’ of Shingles outbreak
Israel’s security cabinet approved Sunday a measure to crack down on suspected Shingle outbreaks, as the country grapples with a rise in the number of suspected cases.
The Cabinet approved a new law that would require security forces to register any person suspected of carrying the Shinglish disease with the Health Ministry, the army said in a statement.
The measure will also make it a crime to distribute the virus in public.
The measures came as Israel faced a resurgence of the Shedlish outbreak that has been killing hundreds of people in recent weeks.
It is the third time in a week that the country’s top health official has spoken of the need for a response to the outbreak, which has sickened more than 1,000 people.
In the past week alone, an additional 1,500 people have been infected, the Health Department said.
The new law would require anyone suspected of the disease to get tested and get medical treatment.
It was unclear how many people have contracted the virus so far.
In recent weeks, thousands of people have come to Israel to seek treatment from Israeli health care facilities after being infected with the Shesle virus.
The Health Ministry has also launched a campaign to warn Israelis to be vigilant and to not fall prey to those who are spreading the virus.More: