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Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from #measles in 2018: new WHO and @CDCgov estimates.

Most deaths occurred among children under 5 years of age.

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Babies and very young children are at greatest risk from #measles infections, with potential complications including pneumonia and encephalitis (a swelling of the brain), as well as lifelong disability - permanent brain damage, blindness or hearing loss bit.ly/2Pfya2l
Recently published evidence shows that contracting the #measles virus can have further long-term health impacts, with the virus damaging the immune system’s memory for months or even years following infection bit.ly/2Pfya2l
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Measles thread for the Pacific
#Australia, #NewZealand, #Samoa, #Fiji, #Tonga 👇
🔴 #Measles in #Australia, recent history to 29NOV2019
⭕ 2019 is the 2nd biggest year of cases in the past 19 years
⭕most recent cases have been in Queensland (QLD; today), New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC)
Source: NNDSS www9.health.gov.au/cda/source/cda
#Measles cases in #Australia, 2019, according to national data: 🔴 246 (+9 since 20NOV2019)
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#Measles is highly contagious.
If you are travelling🧳🛫🚉🚘🚢, check your vaccination status.
Two doses of measles vaccine are needed to protect you against the disease bit.ly/2KDqRl4

#VaccinesWork
The best protection against #measles: two doses of the measles vaccine, which is often incorporated with #mumps and/or #rubella vaccines bit.ly/2KDqRl4

#VaccinesWork
If you are unsure of your #measles vaccination status, you should receive at least one dose of measles vaccine.
WHO recommends that travellers get vaccinated at least 15 days prior to travel🧳🛫🚉🚘🚢
Latest WHO #travel advice on measles➡️ bit.ly/2KDqRl4

#VaccinesWork
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The surge in #measles and #mumps are newsworthy, hot-topic attention grabbers. However, can I make a quick plug for something that is almost certainly going to be an issue in the near future? 1/x
The declines in MMR #vaccine coverage have led to increased outbreaks, several of which have been close to home (looking at you, #Texas). Therefore, coverage for "R" - rubella - is declining in parallel with measles and mumps in the same zip codes. 2/x
The reproductive number (R0), a measure of how infectious a given pathogen is, is highest for measles, medium for mumps, and lowest for rubella. So rubella will show up last... but it's coming. Good review: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… 3/x
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Origins of the "Vaccines cause autism" hoax. In 1998, Andrew Wakefield released a paper claiming to have linked the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to the onset of autism. His work has since been described as “the most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years."
Wakefield also had major financial conflicts of interest. While he was discrediting the combination MMR vaccine and suggesting parents should give their children single shots over a longer period of time, he was filing patents for single-disease vaccines.
The General Medical Council (the UK’s medical regulator) found that he had paid children at his son’s 10th birthday party to donate their blood for his research.
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‘Tis the season...let’s talk about #vaccines. You’ll likely see a lot of fear-mongering & misinformation from antivaxxers in the coming weeks. Let’s fight back w/ science & facts.

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Here’s a link to @CDCgov’s Vaccines & Immunizations directory:
cdc.gov/vaccines/index…

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Are you a parent? Here is a link to @CDCgov’s handy guide to #vaccines for parents: cdc.gov/vaccines/paren…

For a visual guide on the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule for children from birth to age 18, look below⬇️

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More on why it’s so important to vaccinate children: healthychildren.org/English/safety…

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Akhir-akhir ini, cukup banyak penolakan #imunisasi baik oleh orangtua, sekolah hingga pemda ☹️

Padahal, menolak #vaksin sama aja dengan membangkitkan “pembunuh berantai” yg pernah merenggut jutaan nyawa & berpotensi mengulang lagi malapetaka di masa lalu! ☠️

A THREAD 🔥🔥🔥
Vaksin adalah larutan yg berisi kuman penyakit (patogen) yg sudah dilemahkan.

Karena patogennya sudah dilumpuhkan, vaksin relatif aman untuk orang sehat dan cukup untuk membuat tubuh bereaksi dan membentuk antibodi yg bersesuaian.
Vaksin merupakan salah satu pencapaian terbesar umat manusia dalam bidang kesehatan.

#Vaksinasi telah menyelamatkan sekitar 6,4 juta nyawa anak-anak dan mencegah 450 juta penyakit di lebih dari 70 negara berkembang selama abad ke-21 saja!
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Measles cases hit record high in the Europe

Over 41,000 children & adults in European region have been
infected w/#measles in the first 6 mos, 2018 -- far exceeds the 12-mo totals reported for every other year this decade. 37 dead.

euro.who.int/en/media-centr…>
Meanwhile, in the UK:
Between July2017 & June2018 just under 1000 cases of #measles in Britain, vs 531 cases for the whole of 2016.
There have been 760 cases in the 1st 6 mos of 2018 in the UK, versus 187 in the last half of 2017.
mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/r…
and in UK: "Measles had virtually been eradicated in Britain before confidence in
the MMR #vaccine collapsed in the late 1990s after now-discredited Dr
Andrew Wakefield wrongly claimed the #measles, #mumps, and #rubella jab
was linked to autism."
mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/r…
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