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WHO reports on the increase of measles in the world



"Let's Go Back" recognized the World Health Organization.

Worldwide casualties have risen more than 30% in 2017, compared with 2016 and left 110,000 dead, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

The most important epidemic of the disease has been discovered in the American continent, in the eastern Mediterranean and in Europe, "which indicates that we are going backwards," explained Martin Friede, head of the World Health Organization's Vaccine Department before the media.

"The number of reported cases of measles has reached its peak in 2017, and several countries have suffered severe and long-lasting epidemics of this disease," the organization's statement said.

For Dr. Seth Berkley, Executive Director of the Alliance of Vaccines (Gavi), this case increase is not surprising.

There were "false vaccine information" in Europe, while in countries like Venezuela the increase was caused by the "collapse of the health system" in Africa and the "low coverage" of vaccination campaigns, explains Berkley,

In many developed countries, distrust of the vaccine has increased due to campaigns that link these treatments to phenomena such as autism.

"In the absence of rapid efforts to increase the coverage of the vaccine and the detection of populations showing unacceptable levels of subvaccination or non-vaccination among children, we risk eliminating decades of progress in protecting children and communities." This disease is devastating but perfectly avoided, "said Dr. Soumya Swaminathan , Deputy Director-General in charge of WHO programs.


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