Women who are planning to get pregnant soon should also be cautious of the dangers posed by the Zika virus, Health Ministry warning says.
Ruth Schuster is Senior Editor at the Haaretz-TheMarker English Edition.
Schuster has worked in writing, editing and translation for English and Hebrew-language publications for more than two decades. She holds a BSc in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter and multiple pets and in her spare time, promotes animal rights.
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Israeli student discovers that as temperatures rise, the color and scent mechanism of petunias, at least, suffers mightily.
Alert parks warden saw the injured beast and hastened it to hospital, where doctors fixed its skull and tail.
The disease still has no cure, but as part of an interdisciplinary approach, guided therapy and vigorous exercise can help restore the quality of life to those afflicted with it.
That doesn't mean the disease has 'arrived' in Israel yet: All nine patients caught it abroad.