Measles cases rise by 30% across the globe as world health chiefs blame anti-vaxxers for the surge

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Measles cases rise by 30% across the globe as world health chiefs blame anti-vaxxers for the surge

Post by Thor on Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:50 pm

Cases of measles across the world were 30 per cent higher in 2017 than the year before, according to an official report.

Health chiefs have blamed anti-vaxxers spreading misinformation for the resurgence of the potentially life-threatening infection.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has also pinpointed collapsing health systems and complacency for the worrying trend.

Multiple countries - notably Germany, Russia and Venezuela - have had their measles elimination certificate withdrawn over the last 12 months.

A country loses its measles elimination status when 'the same type of virus has been circulating for more than 12 continuous months’.

European health leaders last year declared that the 'elimination' of measles had been achieved in the UK, meaning it is no longer native to the country.

But the uptake of both doses is now around 87 per cent in England, short of the 95 per cent target needed to stop measles spreading.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6443671/Measles-cases-rise-Europe-Latin-America-WHO-report.html

This is a prime example of why the internet is allowing people to become stupid. In the belief they know better than people medically trained.

The sad part of this, is its only a matter of time, that lawyers will zoom into this ignorance and be able to sue idiot anti-vaxxers for causing the unnecessary deaths of children, by incompetant parents. Who think they know better than medical science and I have zero sympathy for them if they do get sued for their stupidity, by spreading lies.

Vaccines have been able to reduce the deaths for millions and yet we have armchair idiots without any form of medical knowledge spread fear into people, based off again lies. That has now placed countless people, more so children at risk

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