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Canada’s chief health officer takes aim at misinformation in measles outbreak

Measles Misinformation Draws The Attention Of Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Measles Misinformation Draws The Attention Of Canada's Chief Public Health Officer
Samantha Long | 15 March, 2019, 03:56

Health officials in New York City continue to report a rising measles outbreak in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.

In a lengthy statement Tuesday, Tam says health care providers on the front lines of the battle between truth and misinformation need to help parents navigate fact from fiction.

There are now 27 confirmed cases, with a further 20 suspected cases being checked.

Some people think that instead of vaccines they can user nosodes, homeopathic remedies, but Health Canada has addressed the false claims around them in an advisory warning. Some parents may question, hesitate or delay vaccinating their children for a variety of reasons, but they all want to protect their children from harm.

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said that it will step up its measles vaccination activities among school children from Kindergarten to Grade six before the end of the academic year.

She's urging doctors across the country to take the time to answer questions from anxious parents about vaccinating their kids to help stop the spread of measles.

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The Canterbury DHB is working with the Ministry of Health and PHARMAC on vaccine availability for priority groups.

The public health agency's most recent vaccination report says that the incidence of measles has nearly reached zero as a result of the measles vaccine.

The initial child with measles was unvaccinated and acquired measles on a visit to Israel, where a large outbreak of the disease is occurring.

Wellington issued information sheets about the highly-contagious disease to early childhood centres and schools.

In a bid to contain the outbreak, more than 18,000 doses of the vaccine were rushed to Christchurch on Wednesday, with a further 9000 due to arrive later this week. "Complications occur in about one in three people, and for them measles can be serious, even fatal".

For children, the effects of the disease can be worse. Some have spoken of hard recoveries that have taken weeks or months, sometimes leaving permanent disabilities, and heartbreakingly, some have spoken about losing their children.

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