Measles outbreak - 90% of Limerick measles cases in the 12% not vaccinated.

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18 of 20 measles victims unvaccinated

Nine cases involved children aged 0 to 5, none of whom was vaccinated. Four were hospitalised.

Of the remaining 11 cases among 15 to 34 year olds, just two had received the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine. Four of this cohort were also hospitalised.

Two doses of the MMR vaccine are recommended to protect against measles, one at age 12 to 15 months, and a second between the ages of four and five. In the case of the Limerick outbreak, 18 people had not received any dose.

The outbreak, which began in January, was imported by a patient who had travelled to the Middle East over Christmas. Nineteen cases have been confirmed in Limerick City since January. There is also a case in Dublin linked to the outbreak.

The HSE’s outbreak control team has been rolling out mobile vaccination clinics over the past few weeks, targeting two specific areas in Limerick City with which most of the cases are associated: Ballincurra Weston and Carew Park, Southhill.

Another clinic will take place on March 5 at Barrack View Primary Care Centre on Edward St at 1pm.

Official immunisation uptake statistics for the first dose of MMR show uptake in Limerick City and county has been consistently below the target of 95% which the World Health Organisation recommends for effective immunity within a population.

18 of 20 measles victims unvaccinated

How could it be that Limerick has such a high number of measles outbreaks? Why are some children not vaccinated?

Whilst it is true to suggest that some people are anti-vaccination is the real unspoken reason because of the people we have allowed into Ireland?



 
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Check WHO statistics and see how the results for diseases like measles and other illnesses are from countries like Nigeria.

Children have missed out on essential vaccinations


The humanitarian crisis caused by conflict in Borno State has resulted in more than 1.4 million IDPs living in more than 100 camps, amongst a host population of about 4.3 million people.
With levels of malnutrition as high as 20% in some populations in Borno State, these children are particularly vulnerable to diseases like measles, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhoea. The combination of malnutrition, malaria and measles increased child deaths up to 4 times higher than what is considered the emergency threshold (8 deaths per 10 000 children aged under 5 years per day).
Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease that is one of the leading causes of death in young children. In 2015, there were more than 134 000 measles deaths globally; most of them were in children aged less than 5 years.
During 2000-2015, measles vaccination prevented an estimated 20.3 million deaths making measles vaccination one of the best buys in public health.
https://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria...n-kaduna-state
 
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Every person arriving from a third world country should be vaccinated on the point of entry.

Dont like it, then go back to the place you came from
 
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5 more outbreaks of Measles in and around Dublin.

THE HSE HAS been notified of a further five cases of measles in Dublin, bringing the total number of cases in recent weeks to 11.

A spokesperson for the HSE said the organisation is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital on certain dates in July and August and “may have been exposed to an infectious case of measles”.

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that two adults and two children were likely to have developed measles from contact with one of the two earlier cases at hospitals in Dublin.

If an adult or child attended Temple Street Hospital on any of the below these dates and develops symptoms of measles, they have been advised to stay at home and phone their General Practitioner for advice.
Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

Absolutely no need for it, questions need to be asked why and how.
 
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