Japan's health officials are tackling the worst cases of measles in the country over the years, with many cluttered infections among the presenters of St. Valentine's Day gift fair and a religious group. ; n avoid vaccinations.
A total of 167 cases were reported in the 20 Japan Japan leagues on February 10, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases states, with the largest cases in the Mie and Osaka infections.
This is the fastest that Japan has reached that number of cases at the beginning of the year since 2008.
The disturbance of the highly infectious disease comes when the US is in breach of measles in Texas, New York and Washington, with more than 120 cases reported so far this year. These cases have stimulated rushes to vaccinate children in some places where parents have a wider choice of decisions of this type.
In Japan, almost all of the 49 cases reported in Mie Prefecture were associated with the communities of Miroku Community Kyusei Shinkyo, a religious group that advocates alternative healing.
The group said it emphasized that it avoided medicines and vaccines and consuming naturally farmed foods. But after some members were infected, he apologized and said he was changing his habits.
"Given the unexpected situation, we will follow the advice of the healthcare center to get vaccine pictures for measles or other infectious diseases so that we do not worry others," the group said statement posted to their website.
Some of the patients in the Mie Prefecture cases have not adequately vaccinated, said Masaya Yamato, a doctor at Rinku General Medical Center in Osaka.
"Many patients were young and they did not get enough pictures, perhaps because of their parents' philosophy, and the cases spread in their meeting," said Dr Yamato.
Another large cluster of measles is a complex focus in Osaka which includes Japan's tallest building, Abeno Harukas, where 21 customers and employees on the Monday fierce contract the virus.
There were a handful of cases involving children who returned to Japan from Philippines. And Philippines The increasing number of cases and mortgages reported this measles this year, with the virus extending beyond Manila, the capital, to other parts of Luzon, the most populous island of the country. During the first six weeks of 2019, more than 9,000 cases were reported, including 146 deaths, said the Philippine Department of Health.
A virus causes measles, and the symptoms include arms, harassment and ear infections that can cause permanent hearing loss in some cases. Children are particularly vulnerable to the disease, with some infections leading to complications such as pneumonia or encephalitis, brain failure. The disease kills one or two children of every 1,000 who receive it, according to the Control Centers and Disease Prevention.
Although Japan is one of the world's richest countries, with a strong health system, researchers have identified high levels of disease infections that could be prevented from vaccines among developed countries. A measles, measles and rubella vaccine was taken early in the 1990's after it was linked to aseptic meningitis. Since then, the government has had a terrible attitude towards promoting vaccines.
That has changed somewhat recently recently, and in 2006, Japanese health officials began to recommend a kidney rash vaccine for children to increase immunization rates.