They warn that Mexico may be on the verge of a measles outbreak


January 29, 2019, 5:03 PMMexico, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is at risk of a measles outbreak due to a shortage of the viral triple vaccine in 2018 in the previous health care administration, a spokesman for the sector warned today.

Undersecretary of Health Promotion and Promotion, Hugo López Gatell, explained that 776 thousand children have not received the vaccines that prevent measles, rubella and mumps.

He warned that they were not alerted to this vaccine shortage problem. When we entered the health address, which was on 1 December, we learned that the contract had been terminated and left us with a serious administrative problem, the official said.

Given the risk of contamination by health warnings in the United States, Brazil, Venezuela and Europe, Lopez Gatell announced that the vaccination will be covered by the loan of 554 thousand doses by state-owned Biológicos y Reactivos de México and the rest will be donated by Pemex due to the lack of conformity of the Laboratorios Imperiales Pharma Group, responsible for the production.

To know the level of risk the country is located in, he said he has activated a protocol to geographically and demographically evaluate vaccination coverage.

He reported that research and documentation will be done for serological studies on the degree of immunity of the measles population, which involves the analysis of the different routes of human displacement, both nationally and internationally, for Mexico.

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