Screen News: The United States finds itself in a real crisis, with the country's largest measles outbreak recorded more than a quarter of a century ago.
According to the Wall Street Journal, hundreds of cases of measles have been recorded since the beginning of this year, most of them in the state of New York. "Although virus eradication was announced in 2000, the disease had a rapid return this year."
More than 420 cases were registered in New York City, 212 in Rockland, Maine and 40 in Oakland, California.
Measles is a contagious febrile illness that usually affects children and sometimes adults and causes high temperature and red eyes before a rash begins to appear on the face and spreads throughout the body.
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Not only did the disease spread to the United States, but again it appeared in New Zealand, the Philippines, Madagascar and Germany, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to include earlier this year "vaccination rejection" among the top 10 threats to global health.
The anti-vaccine campaign led by medical associations in several countries around the world prompted some parents not to vaccinate their children against certain infectious diseases, including measles, which helped to resurface, the Wall Street Journal said.
She pointed out that several ads contributed to the idea that some vaccines lead to cancer and other serious diseases, which is proven by the health of medicine.
She explained that what should be done to combat the virus is to educate people about the importance of vaccination and to apply fines to (rejected) offenders.
"Awareness simple and uncomplicated can make people aware of the importance of vaccination and the risk they can face," said Belima Marcos. "This is the only solution to neutralize the spread of the disease now and ensure that it does not return again."
"Vaccination should be mandatory for all children, as was the case in Brooklyn, New York."
New York City deputy mayor Herminia Palacio said new public health tools are needed, including "a strong counter-message campaign to combat disinformation that is being seriously disseminated by small groups."
New York City officials have ordered schools to exclude students who have not received measles vaccines or receive fines of up to $ 1,000.
US President Donald Trump has asked his compatriots to protect themselves by receiving measles vaccination. "Vaccines are very necessary," he said.
"Parents have to vaccinate their children, it's very important because the disease is spreading now."
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