Decreased Immunization Coverage, Threat of Outbreaks in the Midst of a Pandemic

Illustration of diphtheria immunization. Photo: ANTARA KBR Jakarta- The Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) asked local governments to increase immunization coverage at various levels. Director of Prevention and Control of Directly Infectious Diseases of the Directorate General of P2P of the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) Siti Nadia Tarmizi reasoned that currently there was a decline in […]

US suspends reception of Afghan refugees due to measles

Measles found among Afghan refugees Doctors identified four cases of measles among Afghans who recently arrived in the United States, after which flights to the United States were temporarily paused. The United States has temporarily stopped accepting flights with refugees from Afghanistan after several identified cases of measles. This was announced on Friday, September 10, […]

The Delta variant was as contagious as measles

The Delta variant of the new coronavirus is as contagious as measles and can cause serious illness. PHOTO: Pixabay According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, the Delta variant of the new coronavirus is infected like measles and can cause serious illness, Reuters reported, quoted by BTA. The agency […]

The Covid-19 pandemic causes a major setback in childhood immunizations

KONTAN.CO.ID – GENEVA. The Covid-19 pandemic is starting to have a real impact on children around the world. Nearly 23 million children have been forced to skip routine immunizations due to all the restrictions caused by Covid-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday (15/7) reported that 22.7 million children did not get mandatory vaccinations, […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted routine childhood immunization programs around the world

ILLUSTRATION. Officers wearing complete personal protective equipment (PPE) inject vaccines to children participating in the immunization program at the Ngagel Rejo Health Center, Tuesday (30/6/2020). Source: Reuters | Editor: Prihastomo Wahyu Widodo KONTAN.CO.ID – GENEVA. The Covid-19 pandemic is starting to have a real impact on children around the world. Nearly 23 million children have […]

UN warns of another aftermath of the pandemic

Mass vaccination campaigns for children have been postponed in dozens of countries around the world Globally, the rate of vaccination of children against measles, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis has dropped dramatically, which can trigger outbreaks of these diseases. Last year, when the whole world was faced with the coronavirus pandemic, 23 million children did […]

IDI Asks Parents to Complete Child Immunizations to Prevent Viruses at School – Secretary of the Indonesian Pediatrician Association’s Immunization Task Force, Prof. dr. Soedjatmiko Sp.A (K), advised parents to complete their children’s immunizations to avoid diseases that can be prevented by immunization. According to him, children who do not get immunization have poor immunity so they are susceptible to contracting diseases. This appeal is in […]

8 Measles Symptoms to Watch Out for Page all – Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can be very unpleasant and sometimes cause serious complications. Launch Mayo Clinic, complications measles maybe included: One of the most common complications of measles is a bacterial ear infection. Also read: This is the Right Way to Clean Ears According to ENT Doctors Bronchitis, sore […]

New York declares measles outbreak over

New York – After the largest surge in measles in New York in nearly three decades, the US east coast metropolis has declared the outbreak over. After the declaration of the state of emergency in April, the disease was contained after the deployment of 500 officials, extra vaccinations and educational work, Mayor Bill de Blasio […]