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Unvaccinated Frenchman Costa Rican measles was reaffirmed

According to the World Health Organization, it is a highly contagious disease and a serious illness. There has been no case in Costa Rica since 2014. So far.

a Five-year-old French boy He traveled to Costa Rica with his parents who recovered Americans in Central America, since 2006 they had not registered an autochthonous case, and there has been no import since 2014.

Costa Rican health authorities have launched an action plan to spread the disease among the local population.

Control measures

The baby and his family had to go through one seven-day isolation period Hospital Monsignor Sanabria, in the city of Puntarenas, with strict control measures: closed ventilation room, negative pressure, limited access and medical attention to biosafety protocols.

Taking into account the evolution of the child, and seven days after the national and international norms, to prevent the population's awareness, the authorities determined at the end of the postponement of their responsibility on Monday.

According to the Ministry of Health, children arrived in the country on February 18 No specific vaccines against elm.

The health authorities have also tried please contact all the people in contact With the family, with more than 300 passengers traveling with Air France, where they came from, and their children and their parents arrived on the first day.

In total, according to the latest available information, 104 people have already been included.

The Costa Rican authorities have also said they have communicated with France that they are in contact with the child and that they are informed.

Parents explained to hospital staff, some friends who were in contact with them also had elm trees.

Contagious virus and spread

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Elgorria is a contagious and serious disease caused by a family virus of the paramyxovirus.

It remains all over the world One of the main causes of death among childrenAlthough there is a safe and effective vaccine. In 2017, the disease ended with the lives of 111,000 people around the world and there it was 30% more than in the previous year, according to WHO figures.

The majority of deaths are as follows Complications derived from illness, blindness, encyclicality (infection with cerebral edema), severe diarrhea (which may cause dehydration), ear infections and other respiratory illnesses, such as pneumonia.

In almost all the countries where the elgora has been eliminated, says the organization, Cases imported from other countries continue to be an important source of infection.

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