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September 11, 1970 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-09-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

16—Friday, September 11, 1970

Israel Vetoes Mass Inoculations for Cholera

inoculated can still be a carrier
JERUSALEM (JTA)—The direc-
Britain's Capt. Townsend tor of Israel's public health serv- of the disease without develop-
ing symptoms and in that re-
ices, Dr. David Berachott, ex-
Terms Israeli Fighter
spect mass inoculations would
plained to the Jewish 'Fblegraphic
Pilots Best in World
make it almost impossible for
Agency that there are cogent
LIVERPOOL (JTA) — Israel's medical reasons why the govern-
health authorities to trace the I
fighter pilots are "superbly train- ment has not ordered mass inocu-
source of the disease and elim- !
ed," "immensely efficient" "prob- lations in view of the rising inci-
inate it.
ably the best fighter pilots in the dence of cholera cases in the coun-
Itzhak Raphael, leader of the
world today," according to Capt. try.
Mizrachi (Orthodox) faction in the
Peter Townsend, a British fighter
He said the government's policy Knesset has been critical of the
pilot who fought in the battle of has been endorsed by the World government's handling of the mat-
Britain in World War II.
Health Organization in Geneva ter. He has collected 22 signatures
Capt. Townsend's assessment with which Israel is in constant from Knesset members calling for
was made in an interview publish. communication on the subject.
a special session of parliament to
discuss the cholera outbreak.
Two new cholera cases were
ed in the Liverpool Post in con-
nection with a review of his book, diagnosed Sept. 3—one a Jewish Thirty signatures are needed.
The health ministry has launch-
"Duel of Eagles," an account of boy from Jerusalem and the
how the RAF defeated the Nazi ether an Arab woman from a ed a nationwide sanitation cam-
Luftwaffe 30 years ago.
nearby refugee camp.
paign. School kitchens have been
Ile said his most recent flight
There have been some questions disinfected and the ministry issues
in a fighter plane was in Israel
raised as to why there have been daily hygiene bulletins.
Although there has been no pro-
a few months ago. "I was re-
no mass inoculations, particular-
minded that the days of aerial
ly of Israel's 800,000 grade school gram of mass inoculations for the
dogfight are not over. Remem-
and high school students who re- more than 800.000 Israeli youngs-
ber, during the Six-Day War.
turned to classes Sept. 2. One ters who returned to closses, Is-
out of 106 Arab aircraft down-
Knesset member has accused the rael, however, is inoculating all
the country
ed, 84 were shot down by Israeli
travelers leaving
health ministry of being remiss.
planes, not by missile fire," he
Dr. Berachott said mass inocula- whether or not their country r:f
said.
tions would be administered only destination requests it.

According to Capt. Townsend,
Israeli pilots do not conform to the
image of easy-going informality
that characterizes the rest of Is-
rael's armed forces. "They are
very uniform conscious," he said.
"They are highly technical in their

if an epidemic threatened. Israeli
health authorities are convinced
this cannot happen because of the
country's very high standards of
hygiene, the doctor said. He ex-
plained that cholera is communic-
able only through the intake of
approach. The romantic side of it water or food polluted by contact
all is absent."
with the excrement of cholera
patients.
Furthermore, according to Dr.
Berachott, modern medical treat-

ment invariably effects a complete
cure if begun at an e.,tly stage of
the disease. He said Israel's ore
cholera fatality so far, a 7-year-
old Arab girl, was already near
death when she was brought to a
hospital for treatment.
Dr. Berachott said that inocu-
lations are only 50 per cent effec-
tive as a preventive and retain
their effects for only a few
mcnths. He said a person who is

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Organization said in Geneva that
the cholera outbreak in the Middle
East and other regions should
taper off with the arrival of cooler
weather and now that the A:- ah
states have made a belated deci.
sion to order mass inoculations.
WHO has decided to publicize out-

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notification from member coun-
tries.
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ist traffic.

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