Tragedy in Betar: 8-month-old baby found dead

Toddler reportedly received routine vaccine and in recent days developed high fever; pronounced dead in hospital.

Mordechai Sones ,

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An 8-month-old baby was found this morning in her bed lifeless. A MDA team was called to the scene and performed resuscitation operations on her and evacuated her to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, where she was pronounced dead.

About a week ago, the toddler received a routine vaccine and in recent days developed a high fever, reports Israel Hayom. This morning she was found without a pulse in her home. Shaare Zedek Hospital told Israel Hayom: "This is a tragedy." Circumstances are being examined and the connection to the administration of the vaccine is examined.

A statement from the medical center said: "The toddler was brought without a pulse after undergoing CPR in the field and after suffering from a high fever for several days. Resuscitation efforts continued at Shaarei Tzedek, but unfortunately the medical staff was forced to determine her death."