A four-year-old boy from Jerusalem has contracted the first known case of polio in Israel since 1989, the Health Ministry reported on Sunday.
A ministry official told Israel Hayom that the child was in state of weakness and in a condition that could deteriorate to paralysis.
According to the ministry, neither the child nor his family had been vaccinated against polio.
The Health Ministry thinks that the child from Jerusalem is just one of hundreds or thousands of children who might have been exposed to a mutant strain of polio.
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SOURCE: Jewish News Syndicate; Israel Hayom, Maytal Yasur Beit-Or