“Rare and unusual case”: A 12-year-old boy from Givatayim died last night (Wednesday) after contracting a non-coronary respiratory virus at Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer, where he was hospitalized two days ago.
The boy himself, who is considered a generally healthy child, arrived at the hospital with signs of seizures after undergoing CPR at his home. And the hospital stressed that the case is rare and unusual: “We fought for his life for a day and a half.” The body was taken to the Institute of Forensic Medicine, where they began investigating the circumstances of the death.
Earlier this week, 31-year-old Karin Gaz Lalush died during the birth of her daughter at Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. The body systems of the mother, who was in the 40th week of her pregnancy, surprisingly collapsed early in the birth and she was taken to the operating room in a very serious condition while performing resuscitation operations, at the end of which they were forced to determine her death. The baby was born in emergency surgery and is in a stable condition.
The hospital said that “the midwife was connected to an Acme device, but unfortunately during the night she died. This is probably a rare event of embolism. The baby was born in emergency surgery and hospitalized in the preterm intensive care unit. We share the family’s heavy grief.”