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Measles becomes ‘imminent global threat’ due to Covid pandemic: WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday that measles vaccinations have plummeted since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 40 million children vaccinated last year, a record high. I said I didn’t get it.

In a joint report, WHO and CDC said, “As COVID-19 leads to steadily declining vaccination coverage and weakening surveillance of the disease, there is an imminent threat of measles spreading to different parts of the world. There is,” he said.

Measles is one of the most contagious human viruses and is almost completely preventable by vaccination. However, 95% vaccination coverage is required to prevent community outbreaks.

“Nearly 40 million children could only be vaccinated in 2021, a record high,” read the joint report.

The WHO has already documented an increase in large devastating outbreaks since early 2022, from 19 to nearly 30 by September, the WHO’s measles chief. Patrick O’connor He added that he was particularly concerned about parts of sub-Saharan Africa, US Today reported.

Millions of children are vulnerable to measles, one of the world’s most contagious diseases. In 2021, about 9 million people worldwide were infected with measles and 128,000 died, according to officials.

The WHO and CDC said the continued decline in immunization, the vulnerability of disease surveillance and delayed response planning due to COVID-19, and the ongoing outbreak in more than 20 countries make measles an imminent threat to all regions of the world. It means that it is a serious threat.”

More than 95% of measles deaths occur in developing countries, mainly in Africa and Asia. There is no specific treatment for measles, but his two-dose vaccine against measles is about 97% effective in preventing serious illness and death.

In July, the United Nations said 25 million children had received routine vaccination against diseases including diphtheria, largely because the coronavirus disrupted routine health services and caused misinformation about vaccines. He said he was not vaccinated.

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Source: Ani

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