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The Entlebuch is the measles-Hotspot Switzerland

the goal is to Exterminate The Federal office of public health (BAG) wants to free the Switzerland completely from measles. However, currently the opposite is

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The Entlebuch is the measles-Hotspot Switzerland

the goal is to Exterminate The Federal office of public health (BAG) wants to free the Switzerland completely from measles. However, currently the opposite is happening, the measles spread, and how: this year, there were no less than 160 cases in Switzerland. The are at this point in time more than in the entire last two years combined.

This week, the BAG reported the tragic climax: Two men, approximately 30 and 70 years old, have recently died due to measles. It is clear that The younger victim was not vaccinated. It was in his environment – maybe for his children or his friends.

An evaluation of the published Figures shows in which municipalities, districts and constituencies in the last 30 years, most measles cases have occurred. The data held by the Federal so far under wraps.

The results could be clearer: Among the ten municipalities with the most of the measles, six from the Canton of Lucerne, also the top rider Malters are cases. The second most cases, there were in the municipality of Appenzell, followed by the Canton of Lucerne Wolhusen.

The analysis on the level of districts, constituencies and the cantons, confirmed the findings: The Swiss measles stronghold of the Lucerne of Entlebuch, on the ranks two and three in the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, and of Solothurn, of the district of Dorneck.

For experts, it is clear, what shapes the distribution: Where the opponents are at home, are the vaccination rates low and also has the most measles cases.

Entlebucher think that we should make diseases "by"

Aldo Kramis, the President of the medical society of the Canton of Lucerne, is not surprised – he says: "In fact, there are in the Canton of Lucerne, a relatively large number of opponents." Many adults and children were protected too little good against measles. The Impfskepsis is distributed according to Kramis, especially in the Entlebuch – many people believed that the children's diseases "individually", that is, of course, the vaccination is, however, it.

such reasoning is typical for the supporters of the alternative medicine. In such and similar circles, is also referred to the so-called Wakefield's study. This was published in 1998 in the prestigious journal "The Lancet". The work is constructed of a non-existent connection between measles-Mumps-rubella vaccination and autism. In 2010, the study was withdrawn. Today, the connection between vaccination and autism is multiple.

Nevertheless, the ideas lives on and it is likely to be one of the reasons for today's Impfskepsis, not only in the Canton of Lucerne. The Solothurn Canton of doctor Luke Fenner points out that in the region of Dornach-Arlesheim are home to many anthroposophically oriented institutions – institutions so that a bunch of have Impfskeptiker in their ranks.

about the Steiner school in Aesch BL, as well as the clinic for anthroposophic medicine in arlesheim BL, but also the Goetheanum in the Canton of Solothurn, Dornach. The Canton of doctor Fenner says: "Although no data are available, it is therefore conceivable that the Impfskepsis could be in this Region is comparatively higher."

of A measles victim died have driven in the Inselspital in Berne

And, presumably, should also in Appenzell Innerrhoden, a similar Cocktail of skepticism, heresy, and Natural medicine, the number of measles cases in the amount. As the competent cantonal doctor evaluated the Situation, is not known. He left a request unanswered.

Into the picture the recent outbreak fits finally, this spring, in the city of Biel / Bienne. Twice within a very short time, Steiner had to make-to-school closed, because students with measles had plugged in. Around 50 cases this year come from the environment of this school. Many measles cases there have been in the cantons of Berne and neuchâtel.

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The likelihood is therefore high that the two deaths come from this room. Research shows that of the approximately 70-year-old man died at the Inselspital in Bern. If he was vaccinated, is not known. According to a notice from the BAG he was suffering from cancer – because of drugs, his immune system was weakened. The second victim, a man of about thirty, died at home. It is only known that he lived in the German part of Switzerland.

The deaths show how dangerous is the measles really are. Worldwide, the cases, in many countries there are epidemics. The world health organization (WHO) sees the Impfskepsis a "danger for world health".

is How far Switzerland is from the target of eradication, shows the vaccination rates. This has increased in recent years, but is still a little high. According to the current Numbers are vaccinated, the two-year-old children in Switzerland to 89 percent with the two required doses against measles. Too little, as the BAG stressed that the Situation remained "fragile". The measles elimination could be achieved only "if at least 95 percent of the children, as well as all those born after 1963, adults be vaccinated with two doses".


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Created: 04.05.2019, 21:23 PM

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