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Israeli flight attendant who contracted measles on New York flight dies


Added 08-15-19 12:18:02am EST - “The El Al flight attendant who contracted measles on a flight from New York has died after spending four months in a coma, Israeli officials and local reports said Wednesday. Rotem Amitai, 43, died?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Israeli flight attendant who contracted measles on New York flight dies”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The El Al flight attendant who contracted measles on a flight from New York has died after spending four months in a coma, Israeli officials and local reports said Wednesday.

Rotem Amitai, 43, died Tuesday at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in the city of Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv, a hospital spokeswoman told Agence France-Presse.

“Rotem was a wonderful woman and a devoted mother,” her family said in a statement to Israeli news site Ynetnews. “We are grieving her premature departure.”

Amitai, a mother of three, contracted measles on a March 26 flight from John F. Kennedy Airport to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

She was hospitalized a couple of days later when she began developing symptoms associated with the virus, including a high fever and rash.

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