Europe is once again a loss in the battle against the measles vaccine, says health organisation WHO) on Thursday. The disease is becoming more and more common in Europe. As a result, to meet all four countries no longer meet the definition of elimination, i.e., less than one case per million population) per 36 month period.
For albania, the Czech republic, germany, Greece, the United Kingdom, so they have a special status which, by definition of elimination involves loss, according to the WHO. Since the introduction of the statussysteem in 2012, and have not yet been to a country, this status may be lost.
In austria and Switzerland, with the status of this year and properly assigned. The number of countries with which the status is set at 33, to lie down.
Around 90 000 people in Europe in the first half of this year, became infected with the measles. That is, it is more than it is in 2018, when the disease was 84.462 time is recorded. It is not clear how many of the infections and a death were.
Of the SUPERVISORY board, a committee of the mazelenbesmettingen in Europe to keep an eye on, says the continued increase in the number of infections, “worrying,” and fears for the “needless suffering,” with the potential for a lethal outcome.
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Also, infection in the Netherlands
The disease, which is characterized by a red rash, is becoming more and more common in the Netherlands. This year, there are more people infected with measles in 2018. Until the 24th of June, 40 cases have been reported, and in 2018, there were 24.
The last of the Dutch epidemic was made in 2013 and 2014. There were no less than 2.640 infections are recorded, especially in the so-called Biblebelt. In this area live in relative plenty of the people who send their children for religious reasons, not to vaccinate.
The national Institute for public Health and the Environment (RIVM), is expected to agree over the next ten to fifteen years with a large epidemic.
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