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Too many are not vaccinated

A measles infection one wants anyone: a fever, cold, cough, inflammation of the ears, lungs, or in the worst case, of the brain. Measles is not a childhood disease. They can occur at any age, and harmless they are not. Every tenth Patient, the infection is difficult. Per 3000 reported cases of measles die – in Europe.

The good news is that There is an effective vaccination, and most people in Switzerland take the protection for themselves and their children. Nevertheless, measles outbreaks occur again and again – there are currently over 70 Sick people, mainly in the Canton of Bern. According to the Federal office for health (BAG) suffered in January and February, 50 people in Switzerland, of measles, in the year before in the same period, 12 people. A dramatic outbreak, with case numbers of each of the 1000 patients in the years 2007 to 2009, the experts fear, however. Today, the vaccination rate is better. It is clear that the vast majority of those Affected were not at all or only partially vaccinated. There are two doses of the vaccine are required to receive a life long protection against measles.

to avert The disease through a Impfungvon themselves and their own children is one thing. Further health organisation (WHO) is the goal of the world to eliminate measles in Europe. That is, to protect the population so that measles outbreaks will no longer occur, or to locally and rapidly to a Halt. About 95 percent of the population should be vaccinated.

Nevertheless, the efforts must continue to inform again and again, the parents how important vaccinations are.

in this Country it is well on the way. The last survey covered the period from 2014 to 2016, showed that 8 - and 16-Year-olds are vaccinated to 92 or 93 percent. In two years the rate is only at 87 percent. Many of them are, but a few months later, vaccinated, of which the BAG and is not worried.

Nonetheless, efforts must continue to inform again and again, the parents how important vaccinations are. Worldwide the number of measles are increasing diseases in the last few years by 30 percent, writes the WHO in a report from the beginning of the year. A scary development. And so, WHO managers count among the ten biggest threats to world health in addition to "climate change and air pollution" and "antibiotic resistant germs" to vaccinate the "hesitancy".

The vaccine critics made according to the highly mobile

How can it be possible to get the answers into the boat? Should you take the decision by a vaccination? The shot can backfire. A vaccination, for example, had been introduced by the Italian government in 2017, after a measles outbreak with over 3000 cases and three deaths. The vaccine critics made according to highly mobile. The current government has relaxed the Mandatory.

more Important is to provide parents with easy-to-understand, scientific facts. For example, in a detailed interview with the child's doctor or at the latest at the parents evening in the school. And Yes, especially on the Internet, it would be urgently necessary, if, instead of the conspiracy theories on the topic of Vaccination first, the facts would pop up.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.03.2019, 20:37 Uhr

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