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On the list of global threats: Gorm vaccinating its children

A small dot in the skin have in recent years been much discussion. Vaccination has been highly topical in the and more choose not to be vaccinated against dis

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On the list of global threats: Gorm vaccinating its children

A small dot in the skin have in recent years been much discussion.

Vaccination has been highly topical in the and more choose not to be vaccinated against diseases such as measles. If one is not vaccinated has one risk, to be infected with the diseases in question.

It is especially relevant if you are travelling in european countries, where there is still mæslingeudbrud.

of Measles in Denmark

In 2018 was around 83.000 people in Europe infected with measles, which is more than twice as many as in 2017. Ukraine has been hardest hit, but also France, Italy, Serbia, Romania and Greece have had major outbreaks.

72 people died in 2018 as a result of measles.

Measles is one of the most contagious viruses in the world. The disease is officially eradicated in Denmark, but the danes can still be infected if they travel abroad. On the way the disease can also come back and contagion within the country's borders.

Source: the Danish State serum institute.

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WHO appointed them, who do not allow themselves to be vaccinated, to be one of out of ten threats to global health in 2019. Family man and psychotherapist Gorm Lundshøj has previously engaged in the debate on vaccines, where he is holding firm on not vaccinating her children. He believes that it should be the individual parent's choice, whether to vaccinate her child.

for this reason, the Gorm Lundshøj also fails to understand Its assessment of people who are not in favour of vaccination, for example measles.

There is the possibility of serious side effects such as paralysis, deafness, and epilepsy. Measles is not a dangerous disease with the relationship we have in the western part of the world. Our children are so healthy, that they can cope with it, " says Gorm Lundshøj.

But Peter Andersen, who is a medical doctor and the leading expert in vaccineforebyggelige diseases at Statens Serum Institut, rejects the kind of side effects. In addition, he believes that measles is a serious disease.

- It is a disease, where a large proportion of infected people being hospitalized. It can look at the figures from 2018, he says.

the herd immunity opposite measles:

When parents opt out of a vaccine on behalf of their children, it runs counter to recommendations from the Statens Serum Institute and the world health organization (WHO). The WHO's official target is that 95 percent of the world's population must be vaccinated against measles, because it creates a so-called ’herd-immunity’.

Herd immunity means according to the Statens Serum Institut, that enough is vaccinated, so the virus can't circulate in the population, and thus will the non-vaccinated will also be protected against infection.

the Number of recipients in Denmark over the last 15 years has been the highest has been 92 percent, however, with an increasing trend for the latest years.

- There is, therefore, for many young adults, who lack to be vaccinated, says Peter Henrik Andersen and continues:

- Therefore it is also pleasing to all adults in denmark, who have not had measles or previously been vaccinated, from 1. april last year, could be free vaccinated against measles.

Gorm Lundshøj does not find much support among the country's scientists. Anyway, he puts himself uncomprehending of WHOs list and threats to global health.

- I'm wondering. I can't understand it. When I read WHOs explanation I am not smarter, he says.

- do you Feel you as a threat to global health?

- No, I do not. The WHO declared measles eradicated in Denmark in 2017, so there is no measles in Denmark.

- What if everyone chose to do as you and do not get vaccinated themselves or their children?

- In this case, would measles flourish in Denmark. Our health is so high, we would find that a great many children got the measles, and we would not experience any deaths, or at least very rarely, says Gorm Lundshøj.

Again, is Peter Andersen, Statens Serum Institute, disagree.

- Before we took the vaccine in use, we had about one death a year due to measles. It is a condition that we could come back to, he says.

in Denmark It is optional whether you want to let her children be vaccinated.

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