Measles Cases Up By 300% Globally As Compared To The Previous Year – Market News Store

Measles Cases Up By 300% Globally As Compared To The Previous Year

A worldwide measles crisis is affecting countries globally, including America which had eliminated the disease completely. Since 2000, the second-highest number of measles cases was recorded in the US, which led to a public warning being issued in New York City. The number of measles cases from January to March 2019 was recorded as 110,000 across the globe, which is a 300% rise from the same time last year. The fears surrounding the disease is its severe infectiousness and its capability to claim over 100,000 lives each year.

The severity is even worsened as several communities and regions on our planet do not have the luxury of receiving even the basic healthcare that is needed to prevent outbreaks of deadly diseases. Moreover, public awareness regarding vaccinations is not widespread enough to help people protect themselves from illnesses capable enough to claim millions of lives. For instance, several parents in high-end countries like US and France show disbelief in the system of vaccinations and refuse to vaccinate their kids. This trouble mostly arises because of misinformation and confusion being spread via the internet and social media. Due to this, people tend to choose substitutes and alternatives to vaccinations, which are only marketed for monetary profits and have no scientific backup whatsoever.

Digital companies like YouTube, Amazon and Facebook have taken steps to isolate and restrict   the spread of misinformation and vaccine myths. Further measures like involvement of the government and empowerment of healthcare workers all over will be required to control the rapidly worsening situation. Playing important parts in trying to better the current condition are UNICEF, WHO and other Gavi partners. Over 20 million people were saved from succumbing to measles through proper and effective vaccinations since 2000 alone. Continuous investment, political commitment and long-term efforts are still necessary to save many more lives in the future.

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