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Measles cases to take 50 students from the classes excluded

The Bernese Kantonsarztamt have been reported since the beginning of the year, 37 measles cases - ten times more than in the last three years. Around 50 pupils in the Canton of Bern are not allowed in the classroom.

It is children during the contagious Phase of measles were with a sick child in contact. For up to 21 days, these children are excluded from school, such as the Bern health and welfare Directorate announced on Wednesday.

Several schools are affected. You are in the area of Biel and Bern area, such as the Canton of a doctor, Linda Nartey announced on request. The exclusion of the children of the Bernese Kantonsarztamt decided, in consultation with the Federal office for health (BAG). This measure from a public health perspective, is necessary. The measles are a highly contagious disease.

adult hospitalized

in the Canton of Bern to measles, diseased persons, it is but not only to children but also to adults. Some of them had to be delivered with moderate to severe complications to the hospital. Measles can lead, according to the communication, in some cases, a lung or brain inflammation.

The Bernese Kantonsarztamt is recommended to get vaccinated - not only in their own interests, but also for the protection of persons unable to protect themselves, or may not, such as pregnant women or infants.

To curb the disease has taken the Canton of Bern measures. Such as contact persons to measles, diseased persons will be identified. You have to check whether you are vaccinated and if this is not the case, it is recommended that a post-exposure vaccine, so a vaccine after a possible exposure.

Global mobility

On the question about the reasons for the increase of measles in the Canton of Bern the Canton of doctor Nartey said, why does it get to the onset of the disease, was not demonstrated in any case. It has, however, been in Switzerland, measles cases went on measles outbreaks abroad.

Mark Witschi, head of the section recommendations at the BAG, said at the request of the news Agency Keystone SDA, the clustering of measles cases in the Canton of Bern, it was a "more or less isolated event". Smaller outbreaks were reported to the BAG since the beginning of the year also from the cantons of Geneva, neuchâtel and St. Gallen.

The world health organization reported in mid-February, the world had doubled in 2018, the provisional number of reported diseases in comparison to the previous year. In Europe, for example, in the Ukraine, where in the East of the country at war, many of Measles. According to Nartey, so something has because of the high global mobility Switzerland. (Dec/sda)

Created: 13.03.2019, 15:57 PM

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