With a vaccination in decline in the world, tens of millions of children in danger

Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on the world and the world. Vaccination against measles, a potentially fatal disease, is in decline throughout the world since the pandemic, putting tens of millions of children in danger, a global report published Wednesday has warned. “Depuis trois ans, nous sonnons l’alarme sur les rates de declin, et le risque accru pour la santé des enfants dans le monde”, declared in a press release Ephrem Tekle Lemango, in charge of Unicef. “Nous avons une fenêtre de tir serrée pour regagner le terrain perdu”, at-il prévenu. A cause of Covid-19, “the programs d’immunisation ont gravement été affectés, a soirène Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, le patron de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS). Behind every statistic in this report, there is an infant at risk facing an avoidable disease. »

In 2021, some 40 million children will miss a dose of the measles vaccine – the first dose for 25 million of them, and the second for 14.7 million -, according to the WHO Central America report for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). The global vaccine coverage rate for the first dose is thus at its lowest since 2008. Among the countries with the largest number of non-immunized children are Nigeria, Indeet, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Indonesia.

La rougeole, a highly contagious viral infection against which there is no treatment once infected, takes its name from the red plaques that it causes on the body, plus notably high fevers and possible pulmonary complications. Une couverture vaccinale très élevé est necessaire afin d’attire une immunité collective. The report estimates 9 million euros in 2021, not 128,000 December. Au total, 22 pays ont connu des épidémies importantes l’année dernière, notably en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient.

The number of infections has dropped spectacularly since 2000, but the number of cases and estimated deaths was higher in 2021 than in 2020, according to these travaux. However, l’OMS wins previously that les cas signalés de rougeole available explosé de près de 80% au cours des deux premiers mois de 2022, par rapport à la même période l’année precédente. “Il n’y a pas de temps à perdre, nous devons travailler urgemment pour nous assurer que ces vaccins vitalaux arrive jusqu’à chaque infant,” said Elizabeth Cousens, president of the National Foundation.

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