Significant Drop of Measles Cases Across the World

by Medindia Content Team on  January 19, 2007 at 12:43 PM General Health News
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Significant Drop of Measles Cases Across the World
A considerable decrease in measles cases have been reported worldwide due to vaccination programmes. UN General Assembly aimed to bring down death due to measles by 50%. But a sixty percent success has already been achieved towards realizing this goal.

Western Pacific Region stands first with a dramatic 81% drop in measles death followed by 75% in Asia.

Dr Lara Wolfson of WHO is immensely pleased with this feat aims for a measles free world. Cooperation rendered by the governments and the health care community along with education programmes to understand this disease have aided in this monumental achievement.

But surprisingly there is a rise of measles cases in Scotland. This has been attributed to people avoiding the MMR vaccination (measles, mumps and rubella) as a study talked about a possible link of autism and bowel disorder to this vaccine. Though this study is not yet authenticated, number of people opting for this vaccine is less. But it has been proved that vaccination is the only way to save lives.



Source: Medindia
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