The world health organization has included the avoidance or delay of vaccination in the list of global health threats. From the point of view of the experts, a similarly large risk for the global health of Impfgegnern like Ebola, antibiotic resistance and air pollution.
The Problem: The fewer people are vaccinated, the more easily diseases spread, which could actually be eradicated. An example of this is smallpox. Thanks to systematic Vaccination, the virus outside of labs. Who is born today, is protected, therefore, even without vaccination.
Number of measles cases has risen by 30 per cent
Also, the measles should actually be by 2020 eradicated. In recent years, the number of infections has risen by up to 30 percent, is critical of the WHO. One reason is the growing number of opponents in industrialized Nations and in Arab countries.
Also in Germany, the number of measles rose diseases. In the year 2017, for example, 929 measles cases were reported in 2016, only 325. To prevent outbreaks that would need to be immunized 95 percent of the population. But in Germany, this quota is not met in all age groups.
The measles are extremely contagious, and contrary to persistent rumors, no harmless children’s disease. The viruses are transmitted when Talking, coughing or Sneezing, on tiny droplets in the air. The disease starts with flu-like symptoms and later a characteristic rash accompanied by skin. The infection weakens the immune system immensely, more infections are so common.
A dreaded result of an inflammation of the brain, the measles encephalitis which can be fatal or with permanent damage. As a late result of measles infection is an inflammation of the nerve cells of the brain and of the spinal cord may form also after years of a so-called subacute sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE),. It leads to the failure of brain functions and finally to death.
Parents who want to spare their children the pinch or perceived side-effects of fear, could protect their offspring, therefore the damage instead. Also, you bring other children in danger who are too young for vaccination. (For more on the debate about the supposed Impfrisiken you can read here). Some Doctors are calling for a vaccination compulsory.