‘Disease measles no longer occurs in America
The disease measles is on the American continent, eradicated. This has the Pan-American health organization on Tuesday disclosed.
It is the first continent where this can sometimes be very harmful and in some cases deadly viral disease has been officially eradicated.
The disappearance of the condition is a result of 22 years of vaccinations. The last American case in 2002 found that only patients who from outside the continent came.
Measles is one of the most contagious diseases. They are especially young children who are infected and in poor countries, death is still a lot of children to the effects of the disease.
The netherlands vaccineert since 1976 against the disease that almost no longer exist. There are an estimated ten cases per year. In groups that are not vaccinated can and bursts of occurrence.