The havoc of the corona epidemic had stopped and now another disease has knocked. Yes, the name of this disease is measles, which is spreading rapidly. Let us tell you that this disease is taking newborn children into its fold. Many children have lost their lives due to this disease. Be aware that the World Health Organization and the US Public Health Agency said that now there is a possibility of measles spreading in different areas globally. After Kovid 19, now the danger of measles disease has arisen.
Measles vaccination decline
After the outbreak of measles, now WHO has also warned. It is being told that due to Kovid-19, there has been a continuous decline in measles vaccination coverage. Due to this, measles disease is rapidly engulfing crores of newborns. Recently, in the report that came out about this, in the last year i.e. 2021, about 40 million or 40 million children worldwide could not get the dose of measles. left.
the figures are scary
In the year 2021, an estimated 9 million new cases of measles were reported worldwide and 1.28 lakh deaths occurred. Surprisingly, more than 95 percent of the deaths occurred in developing countries like Africa and Asia. About 22 countries around the world faced the wrath of this terrible disease. Due to negligence in vaccination of Kovid-19 and Measles, now this disease seems to be becoming a threat to the whole world.
Is there a cure for measles?
Let us tell you that measles disease can be prevented only through vaccination. Although there is no specific treatment, a two-dose vaccine against it is about 97 percent effective in preventing severe disease and death. To avoid this disease, children are given two doses of vaccine at different periods, after which the risk of this disease decreases.