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Child the country in London with the feared disease - hundreds may have been exposed to infection

A child from the Herning area have been infected with measles.

this was stated by The Statens Serum Institute in a press release.

the Child flew Saturday from Bucharest, Romania to London with WizzAir, which landed at 21.23. The plane has a flight number W63211.

the Passengers on this aircraft, which is not immune against measles, it will say has had the disease or been vaccinated, should contact their physician and inform that they have been exposed to mæslingesmitte, write the Statens Serum Institut.

in Addition, who have stayed in Billund Airport Saturday during the period from at 21: 30 and about an hour forward also have been exposed to infection. Therefore, they should also contact their physician if they believe to be susceptible to infection.

the Child was sick the 7. January and developed a mæslingelignende rash, last Saturday, where it came home to Denmark. The child was on Sunday examined by a duty doctor and then admitted to the children's ward at the regional hospital Herning.

A sample from the child was Monday positive for the measles virus.

Measles has been eliminated in Denmark in 2017, and there are occasionally cases where persons have been infected abroad and transmitted on.

On the flight from Romania, where the child concerned from Herning has been found in a total of more than 200 passengers.

Since the measles virus is very contagious, it is estimated that all non-immune passengers have been exposed to infection.

the Statens Serum Institute reports that as many passengers on the plane are romanians, it has been difficult to determine whether they have permanent residence in Denmark. Therefore, it has in many cases not been possible to contact them directly.

You can according to the Statens Serum Institute as a starting point, reckon with the fact that persons born before 1974 have had measles and therefore can not be contaminated.

in Addition, most vaccinated against the disease, and therefore get in danger for infection, explains afdelingslæge Peter Henrik Andersen, Statens Serum Institut.

- fortunately There is an effective vaccine against measles, and it has the vast majority of people in Denmark because they have participated in the childhood immunisation programme.

- the Vaccine is introduced in 1987, so anyone who is 30 years old, is at least offered the vaccine. And before it got most of the measles as children. So far most of the people are protected against measles.

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