The number of people affected by measles in the first seven months of this year has increased significantly. That's according to figures from the world health organization (WHO). In Belgium it is nearly a five-fold increase compared to the same period in 2018.
According to the WHO, in the first seven months of this year, 361 ill with the measles, mumps, established in Belgium. That is nearly five times greater than that of the 76 cases in the previous year, in January and July were numbered. The actual number of infections is already three times higher than that of the 120 cases, in 2018 have been determined.
In the works: in 2017, during the first seven months of the year are exactly the same, many patients with measles have been counted in austria, Belgium (361). After the twelve months of the closing balance sheet, as at 367.
The WHO warned in a statement on its website that there has been a global increase in measles. It's going around the world three times, compared to the same period of time, in 2018, reducing the number of infections, the highest level since 2006.
in The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, and Ukraine are the worst affected. But also in countries such as Angola, Cameroon, chad, Congo, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Sudan, South Sudan, and Thailand will be subject to a hefty boost. In the U.S., the highest number of patients in the 25 years and counting.
now, The largest outbreak occurred in countries where there is relatively little to be vaccinated will be. But even in countries where vaccinations are done, the number of patients is increasing, as is the coverage within a country can sometimes be a very uneven distributed.
one WHO deplores the fact that a lot of people are not protected against measles, mumps, as a result of a lack of access to health care services, or due to misleading information about the risks associated with the vaccine.
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