light Sensitivity. High fever. Large sore, swollen lymph nodes. Red rashes. Otitis media, pneumonia, and diarrhea.
life-threatening encephalitis and blodplademangel.
these are just some of the symptoms and complications that are the disease of measles. Add to this, that the disease according to the afdelingslæge Peter Henrik Andersen Statens Serum Institut is 'the most infectious disease we know'.
Anyway felt Alternativets folketingskandidat Allon Hein Sørensen on Sunday called on Twitter to write, to infection with the severe disease, which right now is ravaging Europe, can prevent both allergies and cancer.
Children who have had measles and/or other childhood diseases, have less chance to get r.ex. allergies and some types of cancer, because these diseases matures and develops their immune system, writes the 46-year-old alternative folketingskandidat from The Constituency, which as one of its political priorities have 'a more holistic view of health'.
Children who have had measles and/or other childhood diseases, have less chance to get r.ex. allergies and some types of cancer, because these diseases matures and develops their immune system. I even got meningitis I have but in the day of a vaccine as a child, would have been well.— Allon Hein Sørensen (@AllonHSorensen) 9. February 2019
- you Have the science that backs it up?
- I link to ten scientific studies that underpin it, I say. However, I would like to stress that neither I or the Alternative is against vaccines. But I think that we should have the entire story and remember to inform about the side effects, which can be in connection with vaccines, says Allon Hein Sørensen to Ekstra Bladet.
Allon Hein Sørensen, folketingskandidat for the Alternative, believe that infection with measles can reduce the risk of cancer and allergies. Pr photo/Jesper Nielsen.
In the past few years we have seen several outbreaks of measles. In 2018 died 72 people of measles in Europe, according to the world health organization WHO, while 82.596 was infected with the disease - it is an increase of 300 percent compared to 2017, and almost an explosion of 1500 percent compared to 2016.
One of the reasons for the large increase may be that more parents are opting out of the vaccine for their children for fear of dangerous side effects.
- But you are aware that flokimmuniteten are eliminated, if too few are vaccinated. It's not much to go out and warn against such a vaccine?
- I do not think that I do. I am just writing that there is scientific research that shows that if you get the childhood diseases, so it helps to mature one's immune system and will in some cases reduce the risk of cancer, says Allon Hein Sørensen, who stresses that he well knows that the vaccines each year saves many lives.
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.
- If you go in for vaccines, why do you write so it here?
- in Order to get it all over with.
- Other articles shows then something else, and that the measles, on the contrary, demolishes the immune system. It is also a part of 'the whole'. Do you have a comment to it?
- The studies I've linked to in my tweet, is mainly about the risk of getting cancer, and it mentions what you refer to, not something about. Ergo, there is no contradiction there.
- You write that you even got meningitis as a child after a vaccination?
- Yes, it is something my mother has told me. I was very small and therefore can't remember it, but I was pretty close to dying. Therefore, I have great interest in the topic.
- You write that you have but after it. What but is it?
- Primarily, the difficulty concentrating, and periodic problems with memory. I had violent feberkramper at the time. It is my mother who has told me that the doctors back then put the course of the disease associated with the vaccine.
Expert: I've never heard of
Peter Henrik Andersen is a medical doctor and the leading expert in vaccineforebyggelige diseases - such as measles - by Statens Serum Institute, and he knows nothing of, that there would be less risk for cancer or allergies, if you have been affected by measles.
- The scientific studies that could show it, I have never heard of, says Peter Henrik Andersen, who, incidentally, points out that one must be careful not to link to medical studies, where you are not quite sure which studies we are talking about which method is used, and what kind of magazines they are brought in.
- Can it benefit anything to get measles?
- Not in addition to that, you can't get it more. Otherwise, I don't know of anything it could benefit.
- Allon Hein Sørensen says that he even got meningitis as a result of a vaccine. Can he have gotten it?
- It has been reported extremely rarely in relation to mæslingevaccinen. It is maybe one out of a million, and even in those cases, it has been difficult to determine whether it was related to the vaccine, explains afdelingslægen.
- So the risk - if it is - is extremely, extremely small.
- How is it in relation to allergies?
- There is made quite a few Danish studies that show that there is no increased risk of allergy in relation to childhood immunisations.
Here are the symptoms you should be aware of
There are typically between 8 to 11 days, from one infected with the measles virus, the initial symptoms of measles appear.
the Disease can be divided into two stages:
The early symptoms resemble a severe cold, where the flowing fluid from the nose and possibly. from eyes and a cough, lysskyhed and high fever. There can be seen the white spots (so-called kopliske spots) in the oral mucosa in this process. After three-four days to be seen improving, but the improvement is only temporary.
After a few days of recovery to come there typically a aggravation with a new feberepisode accompanied by the classic mæslingeudslæt (approximately 13-14 days after infection). The rash is to start with the lesser and pink, but it flows gradually together to form larger spots and gradually shifts to a darker color. The skin may also be slightly thickened.
The typical mæslingeudslæt begins behind the ears and spreads in the course of a few days, down over the neck and body in order to eventually show up on the arms and legs. The phase of the rash usually lasts three-five days.
It is in the context of the second phase, that there can come complications as f.ex. otitis media, pneumonia, and diarrhea. More rarely seen encephalitis (encephalitis in 1 out of 2500), and thrombocytopenia (blodplademangel) in 1 out of 3500 cases).
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