Manila, Philippines – Health officials in the Philippines have a career that contains a deadly measles government blast that denies a decrease in vaccinations after a scandal surrounding a vaccine against dengue fever
More than 70 people – mostly children – died of measles nationwide from January to high concentration cases in the capital, Manila, and its surrounding provinces.
Over the country, over 4,300 people contract infectious diseases this year, a 122-percent jump compared to last year, according to the Department of Health.
Many of these affected people are from poor families who rely on public health services for care and medicines, both of which are suppressed by the government to be financed. [1
] In communities and villages, health workers encourage skeptical parents to vaccinate their children against measles and other diseases such as polio, diphtheria, hepatitis and flu
] Last year, fewer parents used government free basic immunization
Health officials said vaccine rates dropped from 85 percent to 60 percent, even less than 30 percent in their communities.
As a result, experts say that many children have
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Francisco Duque III, secretary-general of the secretary, predicted the collapse of vaccine rates in a fear that he said was caused by the Public Office of the Attorney, especially its chief attorney, Persida Acosta, who headed the investigation into a public dengue fever vaccination campaign in 2016 and 2017.
Measles, a contagious disease, killed an estimated 110,000 people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Most are children under five.
The pain begins as a common cold, worsening in high fever and worsening symptoms. It is contagious by direct contact and airborne. Once it infects the respiratory tract, it spread rapidly throughout the body. Within a few days, the rash appears on the face and neck until it completely covers the infected person.
WHO claims death has occurred due to pain complications, such as encephalitis (an infection that causes brain inflammation), diarrhea, dehydration, ear infections or severe respiratory infections. WHO's research found that Southeast Asia is suffering from more measles cases than anywhere else in the world.
In 2017, there were 107,292 suspected cases in Southeast Asia. The number dropped to some 83,000 suspected cases the following year.
Acosta said the Dengvaxia vaccine used the deaths of dozens of children, although parallel investigations did not reach the same conclusions.
especially in television scandals of the Senate Dengvaxia and the House of Representatives, presenting relatives of suspected victims and claiming autopsy conducted by his office found that deaths were " perhaps "associated with the vaccine.
Acosta's public performances are emotionally recognized
The controversy began in November 2017, when the creator of Dengvaxia Sanofi Pasteur stated that the vaccine may be ineffective in some cases and may cause of serious dengue infection in some individuals who have not had any illness yet.
At that time, more than 700,000 people, mostly schoolchildren, received at least one dose of Dengvaxia through a $ 67m government project to eliminate dengue fever, one of the most common and deadly disease of young Filipinos.
The Department of Justice has filed cases of negligence and corruption against former President Benigno Aquino, two of his cabinet secretaries and several other officials who implemented the Dengvaxia immunization program.
Acosta's office has filed separate charges, including against Duque, taken as health secretary a month before the Sanofi Pasteur Dengvaxia project announced in December 2017.
Duque called the accusations that "malicious and unfounded".
"The fear of Dengvaxia, all of this drama they do, really caused damage to the integrity and effectiveness of the Department of Health," Duque told reporters, referring to the Office of Public Attorney .
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Acosta d Acosta said they should ask themselves if they did not campaign for safe vaccines like one for measles, according to Acosta, referring to Duque and other health officials.
Salvador Panelo, Presidential spokeswoman Rodrigo Duterte, defended himself saying that he was "doing his job" at the rushing of victims of Dengvaxia charging.
Duque's view that the Dengvaxia affair was the cause of the vaccine threat that led to the measles outbreak.
In response, Duterte called on her health officials to increase efforts to vaccinate children, encouraging parents to use the basic vaccines provided free of charge to the public health center.
The opposition allies of former President Aquino were reproved by Acosta and accused him of using Dengvaxia's cases to discredit Duterte's political opponents, whose election camp in 2016 "The immunization program our country is in silence and the health of our children is under threat of fear of the vaccine being released by the grandstand of Acosta to be kind to Duterte, "Senator Leila said. De Lima, who was imprisoned for drug charges after his investigations into the drug killings war.
Senator Risa Hontiveros, who had previously been in the health committee, called Acosta to resign. the tombs of poor dead children to launch a brutal campaign of disinformation, pseudo-science and politics-motivated witch-hunts, " said Hontiveros.
" His lies and hysterics contributed directly with the public's erosion of trust in our vaccination programs. "