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        7/2/2012, Tammuz 12, 5772

      Ichilov Limits African Access due to Infectious Disease


      Professor Gabi Barabash, the manager of Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, informed the staff, Monday, that admissions and visits by economic refugees from Africa will be restricted out of concern for the spread of infectious diseases. In his letter to the staff, Professor Barabash said that Africans who are tested and don't pose a threat will receive bracelets that give them more access within the facility.

      The hospital is dealing with many cases of tuberculosis from which the Africans suffer, including a baby who has been in the pediatric intensive care unit for three weeks, who was infected by her mother before the mother ran off. Last Thursday, about 100 children who had been treated at Ichilov were summoned for return examinations for fear of their having been infected with the disease, which was apparently spread by one of the girls who had been admitted.