Measles death toll soars to 70 in Philippines

13 February, 2019, 05:42 | Author: Veronica Peterson
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But despite the growing measles outbreak, which is one of the worst in the state's history, anti-vaxxers are adamant that they should be able to refuse vaccinations for their children. Washington's Clark County now has 53 confirmed cases as well.

Health workers administer house-to-house measles vaccination to children in Payatas, Quezon City on February 7, 2019, amid measles outbreak in parts of the Philippines.

"Her opinions are mostly not backed by science, so very largely illogical or rooted in misinformation", said Lindenberger, about disagreeing with his mom.

"Regions with high reported cases are NCR (1,296 cases and 18 deaths) Calabarzon (1,086 cases and 25 deaths), Central Luzon (481 cases with 3 deaths), Western Visayas (212 cases and 4 deaths) and Northern Mindanao (189 cases and 2 deaths)", the Health Department said.

Health experts say roughly 95 percent of people should be vaccinated to create "herd immunity" against a contagious disease like measles.

Once thought to be almost eradicated in the United States, measles has gained ground with the advent of the anti-vaccination movement, USA Today reported.

Dr. Shamard Charles is a physician-journalist for NBC News and Today, reporting on health policy, public health initiatives, diversity in medicine, and new developments in health care research and medical treatments. For the early stages, these include a fever, a runny nose, coughing, red eyes and a sore throat.

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In communities and villages, health workers have been urging hesitant parents to immunise their children against measles and other diseases such as polio, diphtheria, hepatitis and the flu.

In Clark County, the majority of patients have been unvaccinated children under 10 years old.

Another mother, Mary Holland, who claims her son was injured by vaccinations, says anti-vaxxers will "move out of the state, or go underground, but they will not comply" if the legislation passes, reports The Washington Post. "We may see outbreaks of measles and then you're likely to see outbreaks of diphtheria".

People born before 1994 or who grew up outside of B.C. may need a second dose.

"So it is clear in the law that we need to mobilize the entire government machinery, as well as our partners in the health sector, to inform the public that immunization is provided for free by the government, that it is safe, and that this is needed to protect the lives and health of children all over the country", Nograles said.

A similar measure failed in 2015 after facing opposition.

"The Dengvaxia scare, all this drama that they were doing, have really caused damage to the integrity and the effectiveness of the Department of Health", Duque told reporters, referring to the Public Attorney's Office.

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