Measles cases in Europe `highest in decade´

Measles a highly contagious but preventable disease most commonly affects children

Measles is a contagious virus that spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing.

However, the World Health Organisation said that there were signs of progress as vaccination coverage rose previous year after a Europe-wide push to fight the disease.

This represents a 74 per cent increase from 2018.

The most serious complications from severe measles include blindness, encephalitis (an infection that causes brain swelling), diarrhoea and dehydration, and severe respiratory infections, according to WHO. The Philippines is also battling a major outbreak, with more than 1,800 cases and 26 deaths.

"The strain D8 in Washington's outbreak matches the strain from an ongoing Eastern European outbreak".

Washington state Rep. Paul Harris (R-Vancouver) has introduced a measurethat would remove personal belief exemptions for the MMR vaccine. Symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes typically disappear without treatment within two or three weeks.

A report published by the European Commission a year ago and compiled by a team led by Larson found that measles immunization coverage has fallen in 12 EU countries since 2010, and that seven out of the 10 countries with the lowest vaccine confidence in the world are in Europe.

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"Progress has been uneven between and within countries, leaving increasing clusters of susceptible individuals unprotected, and resulting in a record number of people affected by the virus in 2018", it said in a statement.

The measles vaccine, which is cheap and 97% effective at preventing the disease, has never been shown to be linked to any autism or any of a number of other conditions or disorders that the "anti-vaxxer" community has attempted to pin on it.

Graham said that "patient zero" is not a term the Health Department even uses. The latest outbreak of measles started in an anti-vaccination hotspot where only 78 percent of the kindergarten through high school population had gotten their shots.

But he's hearing from doctors and pediatricians that people are coming in to be vaccinated - including children whose parents, up to now, have been hesitant. Get vaccinated now! For more information on the current measles outbreak, please visit Washington State 2019 Measles Outbreak.

Heidi Larson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said the uptick in measles case in Europe presented a "wake-up call on the importance of building confidence in vaccination". I wish we had vaccination rates up ahead of time.

Dr. Robinson wrote a statement past year for the Canadian Paediatric Society on problems with vaccination rates in Canada. In Manitoba, for instance, only 66 per cent of two-year-olds are up-to-date for all vaccines, including measles, mumps and rubella.

"We can not achieve healthier populations globally, as promised in WHO's vision for the coming five years, if we do not work locally", Jakab said.

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