The UN children’s Fund, Unicef, warns against complacency in the fight against measles. The alarming increase in new cases make progress in the past against this deadly disease again scored nothing. 2018 worldwide have registered more than 98 countries, more cases of measles than in the previous year, according to a report by the organization.
Three-quarters of the increase had been registered in only ten States, told Unicef. Particularly in the Ukraine, the Philippines and Brazil, there was significantly more disease. In the Ukraine had been recorded in the past year, with 35.120 cases, almost 30,000 more than in 2017. Since the beginning of the year 2019 24.042 more people would have been infected.
Brazil have registered in 2017, not a single measles case in 2018, however, had 10.262 cases. In the Philippines last year were diagnosed 15.599 people, since the beginning of the year you have registered there 12.736 other cases. Also in France, the number of diseases in 2018, was increased to 2.269 cases.
vaccinations are Important measles vaccination
measles are highly infectious. Only if 95 percent of the population are vaccinated, their immunity also to people who can’t be vaccinated for health reasons. Even in 2016, the measles were considered in the USA as wiped out. What are the consequences if misunderstood health of piety, only a few parents to vaccinate their children, showed, 2015 in Berlin. In spite of a vaccination rate of around 90 percent by 2015 in Berlin, diseased according to the Robert Koch-Institute 1.234 people to the measles. Schools have been closed. A Young boy died.