Short report on measles situation in Czech Republic

The situation is not critical but also not good. Vaccination rates are declining, the number of cases of infection is rising.

94 patients has measles just in Prague since the beginning of the year:

    • children and adolescents up to eighteen – 31 cases (9 children vaccinated, 6 was under 13 months of age and 16 was not vaccinated because their parents rejected or postponed it, 7 was vaccinated in Ukraine, parents of 2 (foreigners) did not find necessary information about the vaccination of their kids)
    • adults – 63 cases

There are 154 cases of measles in Czech Republic from January to the end of October 2018. 

(2014 Ústí nad Labem Region and 2017 Moravian-Silesian Region epidemy)

Prior to the introduction of vaccination, thousands to tens of thousands of cases of measles occurred in the Czech Republic (89712 cases in 1966 f.ex.). Regular measles vaccination begun in 1969. See the difference in the graph below?



Sources:
Hygienická stanice hlavního města prahy
Avenier
SZÚ
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