Graz – Bezirkshauptmannschaft Weiz in eastern Styria temporarily banned the presence of 26 unvaccinated children from the Egner Elementary School in the case of measles. Rudiger County's county confirmed on Wednesday an appropriate report on The little newspaper, The measure was "unusual", but given the high risk of infection necessary.
In addition to 26 unvaccinated children, there are 15 other children who have not received all partial vaccines. You can either get an injection or make a blood test to prove that you are adequately protected. A total of 134 children attend primary school Anger. Non-vaccinated students are also not allowed to attend childcare or healthcare facilities such as family doctors or hospitals, sports facilities such as football fields, swimming pools or other public events and facilities.
According to them, no teacher or other staff member of the school was forbidden because they were all vaccinated or able to prove their immune status. The county captain is according to his own vaccine prophylaxis advocate, "to avoid just such problems."
The Ombudsman calls for vaccination against measles
Ombudsman Gunter Kryuter recently called for "finally effective measures for public health": "For years the Ombudsman has called for a consistent health policy against many infectious and dangerous measles. Especially young children who still need to be vaccinated are victims." Statistically, a person with measles disease infected about 18 people.
The obligation to vaccinate smallpox must be included in the maternity and child passport, but the Minister of Health has previously written down to the Ombudsman. "I do not have any understanding about this. This opportunity must be seized, because educational campaigns and complaints have proven to be ineffective, said herbs.
The Ministry addressed the need for vaccination
Smallpox is not a harmless childhood disease, but a serious, highly contagious disease. One in four sufferers were hospitalized and one in five people suffering from complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, otitis media or encephalitis, was released Tuesday in an announcement by the Ministry of Health of diseases in Austria.
Mothers can also cause permanent damage or death. "If children under one year of measles disease, they have a high risk of one at 600 years old, a few years later to develop a special brain inflammation (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, SSPE), which ends fatal.In addition, it comes in measles to lasting several years of weakening of the immune system, which increases the risk of dying from other infectious diseases, "the statement said.
The morbids are associated with flu-like symptoms, and later with a characteristic rash. (Symbol photo)
Apart from the suffering of patients and their relatives, it must also be borne in mind that measles epidemics will have further consequences: In case of occurrence, the competent authorities should identify, contact, clarify and vaccinate each individual for contact, if necessary to be vaccinated or subject to appropriate restrictions.
This means that those who are not adequately protected from measles, in case of contact with a measles patient, can be excluded by the competent authorities from visiting public institutions up to 21 days, including, for example, work, kindergarten, school or care after school. In the case of risk groups such as infants, infants or immunosuppressed individuals, it may be necessary to administer intravenous immunoglobulins, which means hospitalization.
The analysis shows a gap in the rates of vaccination
An analysis of the rates of measles immunization in 2017 in Austria showed that there are still about 48,000 children aged 2-5 who do not have the second measles vaccine, 27,000 children aged six to nine and half a million 15-30 year olds, year-olds who are not adequately protected from measles. It is therefore not surprising that again and again it comes to disease epidemics.
The measles vaccine available in Austria is a combined vaccine with mumps and rubella (MMR vaccine). According to the program Impfprogramm Österreich 2019, two MMR vaccinations are recommended at the age of 9 months. Missing MMR vaccination can and should be done at any age. Full protection can only be assumed if two measles vaccinations are available in writing or if antibody detection (blood sampling) is confirmed. Because it is a live vaccine is "Überimpfen" is not possible.
Hartinger-Klein versus vaccination
"The vaccine centers of the federal states can be vaccinated, the vaccine is free for all who live in Austria The safety and efficacy of the vaccine are clearly documented. The costs of vaccination are borne by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, social institutions and the Länder. The measles vaccine is voluntary, but I hope that many people are vaccinated, "said Healthcare Minister Beate Hartinger-Klein (FPÖ). On Wednesday, Hartinger-Klein spoke at the Council of Ministers against vaccination. Settled on "self-determination" and education by health staff that vaccination is useful.
Minister of Social Affairs Beate Hartinger-Klein.
Preventively treated babies are released
After the measles cases in LHC Graz, the Children's Hospital rejected 27 of the 28 preventive treated infants until Wednesday, the statement said. They were treated with immunoglobulins. The baby has suspected infection, but the lab results are not yet expected.
In addition, the clinic contacted eleven other parents whose babies were in contact with the virus. According to LHC, five infants come to the Children's Hospital for immunoglobulin therapy. (APA)