Last year, the incidence of measles increased by 30% in the world, and in several countries, a number of countries are facing "prolonged and severe" cabbages for various reasons, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported yesterday.
"We have a lot of rubbish reappearance, especially since it is also happening in countries that have been eliminating or approaching the disease," said Martin Friede, WHO Director of Immunization and Vaccines at the Geneva press conference. .
According to data, all regions reported bait, which in 2017 reached 173 thousand worldwide, compared with 132 thousand last year.
The American continent was among those who had the highest incidence, especially in Venezuela and neighboring countries, which received a large proportion of Venezuela that had left their country over the last two years.
There have been no cases of measles since 2016 in Chile and recent outbreaks (from 2003 to the year) were linked to infections outside the country.
In Africa, there is also a recurrence of cases involving forced displacement, conflict and poverty and situations that create areas where immunization coverage is low.
However, the WHO has pointed out that measles relapse, a highly contagious disease that can have serious consequences, occurs not only in times of crisis and poverty, but also in "well-covered and sanitary surveillance" in industrialized countries.
An example is Germany where there are groups that refuse to vaccinate children because there is a lack of confidence that several years ago experts from the bulk vaccine against measles with potentially serious side effects began to be formed.
Sarcophenum is a completely preventable disease and can be switched off for life through two doses of the vaccine.