An 8-month-old baby in Israel was diagnosed with measles in outbreaks around the world that are largely attributed to the anti-vaccine movement.
CNN reported Friday that Shira Goldschmidt, the daughter of Fainy Sukenik, was diagnosed recently with the disease, which can be fatal if not caught and treated by medical professionals, especially in infants.
Sukenik wrote on Facebook that she blamed the misinformation of vaccine activists for the spread of the disease, which was previously thought to have been eradicated in the Western world.
"It was not just points on a part of her body that were everywhere: in her mouth, between her fingers, between her toes," Sukenik said in an interview with CNN. "I am an experienced mother and have never seen such a thing, I was really scared."
"I'm so angry and so frustrated," she told CNN. "On Facebook, I wrote to Anti-Vaxer:" They hurt our kids because of their choice. "
Countries around the world, including the US, have seen measles outbreaks in places like New York in recent months, with some complying with the mandatory vaccination regime of Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), which affects a quarter in Brooklyn Residents caused controversy.
De Blasio has defended the order and vowed to overcome the legal challenges aimed at protecting the residents of Williamsburg from compulsory vaccinations.