Children below the age of one year are typically not given the measles
This means all children ages six months to 59 months, regardless of their vaccination status, are mandatorily given one dose of Measles
Containing Vaccine (MCV).
Faisal Shuaib, a surveillance data shows that measles
incidence among children under five years increased in the northern part of Nigeria from 190 million in 2014 to 527 million in 2016.
He reminded that the measles
outbreak in Bishkek took place in 2014, when 9,000 people were ill.
The Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit of the Department of Health recorded 299 measles
cases from January to December last year.
It took a lot of convincing for the woman to allow her son to be vaccinated for measles
, including an assurance from health workers that the vaccine her son was to receive has had no negative effect in all the years it had been used.
She noted that at the same time, there is a high collective immunity against measles
We have seen a substantial drop in measles
deaths for more than two decades, but now we must strive to reach zero measles
cases, says Dr Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Director of WHOs Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals.
Public Health Wales is warning parents and young people that although the outbreak is now over there continues to be a risk of measles
to people who are not fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR.
We already knew that measles
attacks immune memory, and that it was immunosuppressive for a short amount of time.
In early 2015, the reported number of measles
cases exceeded that of the same periods in 2013–2014 in both the whole country and Shanghai.
At the time of the outbreak, only 42% of the Somali children had been immunized against measles
, compared with 88.