Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

Measles-Infected person in lower Saxony, died

A measles sick adult died in lower Saxony. The infection had contributed significantly to the death. If you had been actually the cause, will in a few weeks, said a spokeswoman for the circle of Hildesheim, Germany, on Tuesday. Neither the exact age nor the gender of the dead, the spokesperson for made information.

In the family of a death victim, there had been a measles case, it was said from the circle. Because the Person was not vaccinated, had her eight days before her death, immunize. The vaccination cannot prevent the disease however. “Why was this Person such a rapid and severe course of the disease, is not yet finally clarified,” – said in a press release from the district of Hildesheim.

To little Vaccinated

According to data of the Federal Statistical office in Germany to 2016, two recorded measles deaths, there was a six-year-old girl. It was suffering from a chronic measles encephalitis SSPE (subacute sclerosing Panencephalitis); the disease is a possible late consequence of measles infection and is always fatal. 2015, three people have died, in the year there had been a large measles outbreak in Berlin.

In the capital, showed how quickly and selectively infections, Measles can spread. The disease number was in the middle of March 2015 is already at 699 – it is the largest Germany-wide outbreak of the last ten years. In March of this year, Doctors had documented in Berlin, only seven measles cases.

In fact, Germany had, in consultation with the world health organization (WHO) goal of measles by 2015, to eradicate. At least 95 percent of the people would have to be twice against the pathogen inoculated. In the case of the children who were enrolled in school in 2016 in Germany, had received 97.1 percent of the first vaccination. The second syringe could, however, have only 92.9 percent.

Due to the low level of immunization in the population health has introduced Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), the law proposal that a vaccination against measles.