The number of cases has been increasing for the third consecutive year …
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the number of measles cases worldwide has been increasing for the third consecutive year. Between January and March of this year, the number of infections was 300% greater than in the same period last year.
The disease could be prevented if 95% of the population was vaccinated. According to the WHO, 85% of people received the first dose of vaccination in two steps, while the second dose was only 67%.
Penalty for non-vague
Measles is currently being tackled in Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Sudan and Ukraine. The number of infections is also increasing in countries with high prevalence levels, such as the US and Israel.
Since the beginning of the year, 170 countries have reported 112,163 cases of measles to the World Health Organization. In the same period last year, 163 countries reported 28,124 cases, according to foreign media outlets.
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According to the latest available data, in 2017, almost 110,000 people died of measles.
Nearly a quarter of patients with measles are hospitalized due to complications that can lead to disability, brain damage, blindness or hearing loss.
Measles is highly contagious, contagious in the air, infectious and direct with the respiratory secretions of an infected person during coughing and sneezing.
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