20% of infected children in Europe are younger than 1 year and 95% of infected people have no immunization.
There is an epidemic in Europe,
a record number of patients
A record number of smallpox (measles) in Europe is reported by the World Health Organization. Just in the first half of this year almost twice as many people are infected as the whole year 2017
In Bulgaria, however, the opposite trend is noticeable, calm the health authorities.
"Last year, the disease was imported 3-4 times and spread to places with a large number of children.The epidemic then left the Roma Stolipinovo district in Plovdiv with 40 children and went to Pazardzhik, where 10 were infected. non-immunized There are now 8 cases registered, but no internal cases – 4 of the patients are Ukrainians and Moldovans, while the other are Bulgarian citizens who have imported the infection from Italy, England and Romania, between 2 and 30 years old. "
This was explained by Dr. Angel Kunchev, Chief State Health Inspector, for "24 hours". There is a risk of importing measles, but the epidemic is considerably smaller because 95% of the population is immunized, he said.
More than 41,000 cases are in Europe. The worst affected is Ukraine with 28,000 patients, followed by Serbia with 5700 and Romania with 4575. More than 2000 are ill in Greece, France and Italy. Therefore, travel in these countries, especially for children under the age of 1, who have not yet been immunized, is not recommended. 20% of infected children in Europe are younger than 1 year and 95% of infected people have no immunization.
"With us, the younger the children, the better the coverage of the immunization, which is the vaccine against measles … About 13 months, when it is simple, it is about 95% The 12-year re-immunization has a significantly lower range – 86 to 90%, "Dr. Kunchev. The lack of re-immunization also increases the risk of infection, albeit with little. If a person without immunity encounters a patient, the risk of becoming ill is 95%.
The infection is in the air. Fatigue, lack of appetite and fever are among the first symptoms, until the third day there is a strong rash throughout the body. The infection lasts 7-10 days. Meningitis, pneumonia, encephalitis, hepatitis are among the complications.