Campaign against measles and rubella: Four weeks left to vaccinate some 36,000 children

Campaign against measles and rubella: Four weeks left to vaccinate some 36,000 children

– Until November 30, the national monitoring campaign against measles and rubella is carried out, which includes children between 13 months and under five years of age; Between Ros Efficacy actions in the field to achieve vaccinate the more than 36 thousand children who remain to immunize
From October 1 to November 30 the national campaign of monitoring against measles and rubella is developed throughout the Argentine territory through which a dose of booster of the triple viral vaccine is applied to children between 13 months and under five. aos.El Expanded Program of Immunizations (PAI) detall that among Ros are 85,204 children who are included in this instance subdivided into 17,197 up to one year; 21,941 up to two years; 22,741 up to three years and 23,325 up to four. To date, 49,124 doses (58 percent) have been applied, subtracting the application of 36,080 doses of the vaccine in the different groups. The departments in which more doses remain to apply are: Paran (11,226), Concordia (6,829), Uruguay (2,960) and Gualeguaych (2,696). While in the opposite pole are Islands of Ibicuy (172), San Salvador (229) and Feliciano (432). In this sense, through the 389 vaccinations authorized by the Ministry of Health in hospitals, health centers and Community Integration Centers (CIC), different actions are being developed. During the remaining weeks of November we will reinforce the raking on the ground to catch all the children who have not attended the vaccinatories taking into account that it is always more complex to achieve the objectives in populations In a few areas, these actions began earlier on the initiative of the health teams to reach more quickly the desired goals. Even the provincial leader indicated: Analyzing the coverage in the health centers, said the head of the EPI, Albana Gavini. different departments, staff of the Program began a tour of the vaccinatory in order to ratify the importance of developing strategies It is mainly recruited in geographically dispersed populations as well as the loading of data from the teams in the real-time registration system. Also, Gavini seal: We encourage the teams to visit provincial, municipal and private educational centers with this population in charge as well as the extension of the schedules of the vaccinations to reach the goal of 95 percent in the whole province. Inquiring about what it means to fulfill that objective, the professional highlighted: Argentina managed to eliminate the rubola and the congenital rubola syndrome in 2015 and measles in 2016, it is therefore necessary to maintain this status, which is maintained by achieving coverage equal to or greater than that percentage. To take into account With respect to vaccination at the country level, Jujuy reaches 70 percent; another 14 provinces are in the range of 50 to 69 percent and Entre Ros with five others is between 40 and 49 percent. While Tierra del Fuego, Federal Capital and Buenos Aires are the ones that have the lowest indicators, it should be mentioned that according to the last epidemiological update of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), from the beginning of the year to the 23rd In October, 8,091 cases were reported. Venezuela stands out, notifying 5,525 cases in which 73 deaths are included; Brazil with 2,192, among which there are 12 deaths and the United States with 142 cases. In Argentina, so far this year 14 people attended the disease. Precisions of the vaccine The dose that is applied during this campaign is the triple viral that protects from measles, rubella and mumps (mumps). The three diseases are transmitted through the area, through droplets of saliva that are eliminated when speaking, coughing or sneezing or through direct contact with any object contaminated with those secretions of the person who is ill. It is a vaccine that has a 99 percent effective and generates lifelong immunity with the necessary doses asever the specialist who added: Being a live attenuated virus vaccine, the child may present mild symptoms such as fever, malaise and pain at the site of injection all of which is preferable before suffering from this disease. Sarampin is a highly contagious viral disease that causes small red spots on the skin, fever and respiratory symptoms, in addition to a significant decrease in immunity, which facilitates the appearance of otitis, pneumonia, convulsions, encephalitis and even death. Rubella is characterized by the presence of fever, skin rash and enlarged lymph nodes (mainly in the neck). it and behind the ears). When a susceptible pregnant woman is exposed to the virus, it can lead to fetal and neonatal death and to congenital rubola syndrome with severe malformations in the newborn that cause deafness, blindness and congenital heart disease. Like measles and rubella, mumps is of viral origin and is a disease characterized by inflammation of the broken glands (salivary glands). In severe cases, mumps can affect the central nervous system, the pancreas, the testes and ovaries and cause orchitis (testicular inflammation), pancreatitis and encephalitis. .

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