Number of measles cases increased worldwide by 300 percent

Some don’t want their kids vaccinated, the other have enough money for the active ingredient: The number of measles cases has increased, according to the world health organization (WHO) drastically. The number of from January to March, reported cases have spent four times as high as in the same period of the previous year.

170 countries reported it about 112,000 illnesses, compared with 28,000 in the past year. The actual number is much higher, warned the WHO. It is assumed that only every tenth case is reported. A WHO expert estimates that last year two million with measles infected.

In the past year, the number of cases had doubled, according to preliminary WHO Pay. By 2016, the Numbers worldwide were on the decline.

That is, the number of cases fluctuates strongly, is normal. It comes to an outbreak, fast the Numbers in the height. Nevertheless, the latest Figures showed a “clear trend”, argues the WHO. Thanks to systematic Vaccination, the disease could be eradicated. Originally this objective should be achieved already years ago.

Infection Rate Of 95 Percent

Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world, and potentially life-threatening, the WHO. An Infected comes with a human contact that is not protected by vaccination or previous illness, becomes ill with a probability of 95 percent.

2017 died, according to estimates by 110,000 people to the measles. Affected are mostly small children, currently in Madagascar, the Philippines, Congo and the Ukraine. In the United States, there were measles outbreaks. The city of New York imposed a state of emergency for parts of Brooklyn.

Survivors may bear brain damage or blind and deaf, warns the WHO. The contagion could be twice Vaccination prevents, but only 85 percent of the people in the world to receive the first and 67 percent the second vaccination.

In Germany, the Trend in the past year was in decline: After 930 or so measles cases in 2017, have been reported, according to the Robert Koch Institute in the year 2018, approximately 540 cases.

This year, there could be pay again high case, most of the cases have been reported from North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, lower Saxony and Bavaria. Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) has called for mandatory measles vaccinations for children in daycare centers and schools. Brandenburg has already announced plans to make a immunization for kindergarten children is mandatory.

One reason for the global increase in the disease, the growing number of opponents in industrialized Nations and in Arab countries, according to WHO. In poor areas of the world, many people have no access to the measles vaccination, is critical of the WHO.

So measles comment

The world health organization has included the avoidance or delay of vaccination in the list of global health threats. From the point of view of the experts, a similarly large risk for the global health of Impfgegnern like Ebola, antibiotic resistance and air pollution.

Measles viruses are transmitted when Talking, coughing or Sneezing, on tiny droplets in the air. The disease starts with flu-like symptoms and later a characteristic rash accompanied by skin. The infection weakens the immune system immensely, more infections are so common. A dreaded result of an inflammation of the brain, the measles encephalitis which can be fatal or with permanent damage.

As a late result of measles infection is an inflammation of the nerve cells of the brain and of the spinal cord may form also after years of a so-called subacute sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE),. It leads to the failure of brain functions and finally to death.