Number of infections of measles worldwide in year’s time, quadrupled

The number of people infected with measles in the first quarter of this year, almost four times as high as in the same period last year. This is reported to the world health organization Monday.

Now is when 112.163 people measles noted, according to the WHO. “We’re in the middle of a global crisis in regards to measles,” says the organization on CNN.

Throughout 2017 only got 23.927 people measles. The WHO warned for months that action must be taken. So should the vaccination rate high, so that the spread contained.

Who is infected, cannot be treated. Thus, on Madagascar since september, more than twelve hundred people to the life to come, according to AP this weekend.

Children can be vaccinated twice be

The mayor of New York has in parts of the borough of Brooklyn this month the state of emergency is declared due to the mazelenuitbraak. Those who don’t vaccinate, you risk a fine.

In our country children may be vaccinated twice against measles. One time when she was fourteen months old and one time on nine-year-old age.

Also in the Netherlands, an increase in the number of people with measles. In the first three months of this year went to ten cases, in the first three months of 2015 to 2018 went to a maximum of two cases.

Also here is a falling vaccination rate, the cause. According to the public health service should be around the 95 percent or higher. At this time, the vaccination of children around the two year old under this percentage.


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