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Did you travel last week on strictly Orthodox Jewish bus lines in Israel from Jerusalem to Betar, Bnei Brak or Modiin Illit?

Israel’s Ministry of Health published an alert on Monday warning there were several passengers suffering from the measles virus on bus lines in strictly Orthodox Jewish communities last week.


“We wish to inform all those who traveled on bus lines traveling from Jerusalem to Betar, Bnei Brak and/or Modi’in Illit, born in 1957 and anytime after, who did not receive two doses of the measles vaccine, that you must contact the Health Ministry office closest to your residence in order to determine whether you need to be vaccinated,” the ministry said in its statement.

The following bus lines were affected by the exposure:

Line 293 – January 23 (Wed.) and January 24 (Thurs.) – Departing 07:15 Jerusalem to Beitar Illit
Departing 13:45 Beitar Illit to Jerusalem

Line 402 – January 25 (Fri.) –
Departing 08:25 Jerusalem (Bar Ilan) to Bnei Brak

Line 209 – January 25 (Fri.) –
Departing 11:20 Bnei Brak (Hashomer Street) to Modi’in Illit

Line 340 – January 26 (Motzei Shabbat) –
Departing 20:30 Modi’in Illit (Ponevezh Street) to Jerusalem


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.