Britain faced a massive measles outbreak
The north of England is the largest deployed in recent years, an epidemic of measles. It is known that infected more than 200 people, writes The Telegraph. In just a month, the number of victims has increased by 50%. Mainly measles victims were children under five. In the center of the flash was Liverpool. Here 125 cases.
According to the health system, the epidemic – the result of the refusal of vaccination, which in 1998 was falsely accused of causing autism. The result – now there are 210 laboratory-confirmed cases of measles since the beginning of the year. Also under suspicion are still 92 people. For comparison, at the end of March, doctors recorded 123 victims and 66 possible cases.
99 people were hospitalized. Now they are in stable condition. Moreover, 46 victims – children younger years who do not yet vaccinated. 11 of them were hospitalized. Nearly 50% of cases occur in children under five.
Measles causes serious complications in about the fifteenth of each infected. Sometimes, the children develop encephalitis, leading to brain damage. Also possible convulsions, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia.