New York city mayor, Bill de Blasio, on Tuesday declared a health emergency in parts of Brooklyn.
It happens after an outbreak of measles, which has affected up to 300 people in the New York district. Bill de Blasio is demanding that all citizens in the affected area that have not already been vaccinated, it becomes immediately. Otherwise, they will get a fine of 1000 dollars (6600 kroner, ed.).
It writes several american media, including CNN and the Washington Post.
the Situation is especially out of control in the jewish orthodox town of Williamsburg, situated in Brooklyn. Here are hundreds been infected with measles since October 2018.
Why will the persons that have not yet been vaccinated, now be required to get the vaccine as soon as possible, says mayor Bill de Blasio.
- Every hour, every day means something here. If people just rush to get the vaccine, there is no reason for a fine. It is not our purpose to print the fines. We just want to solve the problem, he says to CNN.
So dangerous is measles
Measles is an extremely contagious airborne virus. It is transmitted through coughing. Viruspartiklerne can be stuck for up to two hours, and you can be infected without even having been in the vicinity of the infected person.
the Disease is shown by fever, colds and hypersensitivity to light. Three to four days seen a rash that starts in face and moves down over the body.
One out of 15 mæslingesmittede get otitis.
Pneumonia is a out of the 25 with measles.
Encephalitis will be seen in 1 out of 2500 with measles.
Blodplademangel will be seen in 1 out of 3500 with measles.
In Denmark, will have children thanks to the good hospitalsforhold die of measles.
Nevertheless, measles cost a out of 2,500-3,000 for life. The mortality rate is significantly higher in the developing countries: Here, the door between one and five out of 100 mæslingetilfælde.
read more Close
Since October 2018 registered 285 cases of mæslingeudbrud in New York. According to the american health authorities began the large-scale outbreak, according to a non-vaccinated boy visited Israel, where he probably became infected in the fall.
'since then, there are more people from Brooklyn and Queens, which is also not vaccinated, who have visited Israel and have been infected', it says on the website of the New York city health and hygiejneafdeling.
There is talk about people all the way down in a-månedsalderen and up to 66 years. In all, 246 children have been infected with measles. For comparison, only two people infected with measles in the u.s. therefore, in 2017, says the mayor.
There are reports of mæslingeudbrud in 19 u.s. states. Since the turn of the year is at least 465 people have been infected.
Myths about measles
In 1998, the british researcher Andrew Wakefield an article in the prestigious scientific journal 'Lancet', in which he showed a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. His research has since been withdrawn because it was forged and fabricated. In 2010, Andrew Wakefield even convicted of malpractice, lost his lægeautorisation, and the Lancet withdrew the article back.
Still creates Wakefields research is still today a concern that mæslinge-the vaccine would increase the risk of later developing autism.
To the MMR vaccine supposed to contain mercury is also a myth, which repeatedly has been ruled out.
the Myth has arisen because one has used it mikrobedræbende molecule 'thiomersal', which contains ethylkviksølv. However, it was removed globally from vaccines in the 1990s and in Denmark in 1992. It is, therefore, not in the MMR vaccine
A third myth is that a disease such as measles makes the immune system stronger – and that by giving the vaccine don't let the immune system develop naturally.
the MMR vaccine is live, attenuated cells, which is injected into the body. The body's immune system is already in the majority, when the cells come in, and therefore will not be sick by the vaccine. Research has shown that the immune in contrast even stronger by vaccination.
2018, young people had the dutchmen after the draw either BCG-vaccine against tuberculosis or salt water without effect.
Four weeks after, all the participants challenged with the yellow fever virus, which have nothing to do with tuberculosis to do.
the Study revealed that vaccinated some weeks later had significantly less virus from the yellow fever in the blood, than the control group who received saline.
Sources: Science.dk, Medicine.dk, Statens Serum Institutread more Close
Health - 22. mar. 2019 - at. 12:59 Baby infected with measles.
Health - 22. mar. 2019 - at. 18:51 Annual Merle had feared disease: - Thought she was going to die