WHO: More than six thousand deaths due to mazelenepidemie in the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than six thousand people died from the measles. According to the health care organization WHO and the most severe and fastest spreading epidemic in the world.

The disease in the Congo, meanwhile, have twice as many fatal casualties as for the dengue fever virus, reported the BBC News.

Since the beginning of 2019, more than 310,000 cases of the measles have been detected. The disease occurs in all parts of the country.

In september, the Congolese government, together with the WHO), a vaccination programme. Since then, more than eighteen million Congolese children under five years old vaccinated against the disease.

WHO wants the older kids to be vaccinated

However, the poor infrastructure, the attacks of gangs on the community health centers and the poor state of the health care system in the Congo, making it difficult for the disease to be final, the headline in the press.

According to the WHO, should also be children between the ages of six and fourteen years of age have been vaccinated should be at the end of a stop. This would provide $ 40 million in additional costs.

In the Netherlands, passed away in 2014, a little girl with measles, mumps,

A mazeleninfectie do not have to be fatal to it. The first symptoms include a fever and a runny nose. After a few days, a patient has a rash on the face and on the rest of the body. If the patient does not take antibiotics to swallow, he or she may have a lung or a brain gain. Then, the infection can be life-threatening.

Die every year worldwide, of which 110 000 people at the center. In the Netherlands, most children have been vaccinated against the disease. In 2014 it was in the Netherlands for the last time, there is a mazelenuitbraak. A girl, seventeen-year-old died at the age of getting the disease.

78Waarom a high vaccination coverage is essential

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