Global alert? The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 2000 and 2016, vaccines measles 20.4 million deaths have been avoided, which, according to VHO, represents one of the best public health investments. However, a new report published in 2018 shows that measles cases in the world are increasing due to insufficient vaccination coverage.
The report shows that the coverage of the smallpox vaccine in the world is insufficient. And precisely by vaccination or immunization, disability, illness and death due to illness are prevented.
In this regard, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) describes the measles as a disease caused by the virus and is transmitted from person to person by the spread of saliva, sneezing, the secretion of the throat or nose and direct contact with surfaces or contaminated objects.
Spots are usually severe in babies from 0 to 12 months and adults. It was in July 2018, when, through the report, VHO indicated that the world vaccination coverage rate stagnated at 86%.
In that sense, dr. Seth Berklei, General Director of Gavi, a Vaccine Alliance, said the increase in measles cases could be very disturbing, but not surprising, and explains: "Complacence about illness and the spread of lies about the vaccine in Europe, the collapse of the health system in Venezuela, pockets of fragility and poor coverage of vaccination in Africa together cause a recurrence of mudslides after years of progress. "
Therefore, Berkley suggests that current disease prevention and control strategies are changing, and the first thing is to increase vaccination coverage and strengthen the health system, otherwise, he says, he will continue to fight one epidemic after another.
Faced with recent epidemics in different parts of the world, health agencies have called for greater investment and strengthening vaccination services. New strategies are also required to give priority to the poorest and most marginalized communities, especially those affected by displacement or conflict.