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Measles epidemic sweeping across Canada, warn epidemiologists

Measles epidemic sweeping across Canada, warn epidemiologists

Measles epidemic sweeping across Canada, warn epidemiologists

Canadian authorities have warned citizens who intend to go on holiday in Europe, in France, in relation to the unfolding of a measles epidemic. Experts advise all travelers to pre-vaccination, writes The Gazette, because the French have at least 5,000 people became ill and six died, starting in January.

Also known that the disease has had time to spread, and in the very Canada, where in Quebec fell victim to infection 254 people. Epidemiologists fear the worsening of the situation, as measles is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated people.

According to official data, the waves of the disease swept across the U.S., UK and France. Some experts believe that one can not blame doctors intimidate people about insecurity vaccination. Head of Pediatric Consultation Centre at the Montreal Childrens Hospital, Richard Haber stated: now often have to answer parents questions about the safety of vaccines.

To protect themselves from the epidemic of measles should be vaccinated 95% of the population. In France, for example, the vaccine did only about 60%. Recall: measles – an acute infectious disease with a contagious, approaching 100%. The disease is characterized by fever, inflammation, conjunctivitis and rash.

May develop complications such as laryngitis, laryngeal stenosis, tracheobronchitis, otitis media, pneumonia primary measles, hepatitis, lymphadenitis. The infection is transmitted by airborne droplets. If a person coughs, the environment stands virus. Accordingly, a sick person – the main source of infection. Meanwhile, there are cases where the virus spread to the flow of air to the ventilation system.