Measles outbreaks are the fault of anti-vaxxers, says World Health Organization

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Meanwhile, the ages of those who were affected by measles ranged from one month old to 75 years old, with 34 percent of the cases were one to four years old and 27 percent were less than nine months old.

According to the Post, the bill would preserve existing religious and medical exemptions to vaccination requirements.

The antivaxxers made it abundantly clear that they will refuse to make any concessions to reality.

Holland told the crowd that her son has a vaccine-related injury, according to the Post, and claimed if the bill passed, antivaxxers would "move out of the state, or go underground, but they will not comply".

"Once pneumonia sets in and then you get secondary bacterial infections, tuloy-tuloy na, mabilis downhill kasi yung maliit na bata, the health system is so fragile", he added.

"I don't feel I'm putting my child at risk". "There's nothing that's going to change my mind on this on that specific vaccination". Immunization status could not be verified for five cases, and one case involved a child who had received only a single dose of the MMR vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 90 percent of unvaccinated people exposed to the measles virus come down with the disease.

At the same time, 2018 followed a year in which Europe achieved its highest-ever coverage for the second dose of measles vaccination at the national level, showing that gaps at subnational levels are to blame for the disease's resurfacing.

Children with measles are confined at San Lazaro Hospital. The virus can survive for up to two hours in a room where an infected person sneezed.

The Health Secretary said they began a nationwide immunization campaign as early as April 2018, however, there was a low turnout of parents particularly in Metro Manila who availed of the vaccination services.

People are contagious with measles for up to four days before and up to four days after the rash appears.

The number of people infected with measles has climbed to more than 4,300 with at least 70 confirmed deaths, the health chief said Monday.

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