The Measles is a contagious viral in nature and can be contracted by people of all ages.
Transmission happens directly, from the sick person to a healthy person, through the secretions expelled when coughing, sneezing, breathing and even talking.
There is no specific treatment for measles. Therefore, according to the Ministry of Health, the best way to prevent it is with vaccination . It is the most effective way to prevent the disease, which can be serious and even fatal.
In cases where any symptom such as diarrhea , pneumonia and inflammation in the ears is identified , the person should seek medical help as soon as possible. Treatment, if the diagnosis is confirmed, consists of the use of antibiotic drugs , which only treat the symptoms.
In this article, we will talk a little more about the measles cases registered in 2019, as well as, frequently asked questions about the subject.
Measles cases in 2019
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the current measles outbreak is a global problem and the number of cases worldwide has tripled in the first 7 months of 2019, compared to the same period of the year in 2018.
In Brazil, according to the Ministry of Health, the number of measles cases grew 18% in 2019.
There were 3 deaths (2 children and 1 adult) in São Paulo and 1 (child) in Pernambuco, until August 2019. In none of the 4 cases, measles immunization was identified.
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