EPIDEMIA – After a steep increase in the number of cases of measles in October, the Regional Health Agency calls for vaccination. Children are the most exposed.
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Watch out for the epidemic! While there were only a few cases of measles (about four per month) from January to early September, 56 cases were detected in October alone, reveals France Bleu. A situation that pushes the ARS (Regional Health Agency) to turn on the alarm. And although the reasons have not yet been clearly established, the resumption of cases was recorded in France and in Europe.
It is an extremely contagious disease
In an interview with France Bleu Paris, the CEO of ARS reminds me that measles are "disease (…) extremely contagious, because every person can contaminate from 15 to 20 people " and that it is important to take care of children. "Do not vaccinate yourself, risk your children, but also risk everyone around you"he says.
In adults, the consequences can be serious for the most vulnerable people, such as the elderly. Many cases have been found in Seine-Saint-Denis when it comes to the Ile-de-France department. Eleven people were hospitalized, especially children whose vaccinations were not current.