Sciblogs why is there a rip-roaring measles severe yeast infection outbreak in nz

As with many countries around the world, NZ is experiencing the worst measles outbreak in over 20 severe yeast infection years. Welcome back to the dark ages. This was predictable, entirely preventable, and the government were warned. If this outbreak is not stamped out by march next severe yeast infection year NZ will lose its hard-earned measles elimination status.

This issue mainly affects people in their teens through to severe yeast infection around 30 years of age. When measles vaccines were introduced the incidence of the disease severe yeast infection declined. This resulted in two things happening. One; fewer people caught measles so never became immune that way. Two, many people did not receive a vaccine against measles therefore severe yeast infection did not become immune that way. There is still a large pool of people in our severe yeast infection community who are not immune to measles. Also, of note is that prior to early 2000’s there were many breaches in the cold chain storage severe yeast infection of vaccines resulting in loss of potency. This is likely to have affected some of these age severe yeast infection groups. Reason #2. Our vaccine coverage has recently dropped.

NZ improved its previously dismal vaccine uptake thanks to the severe yeast infection incredible efforts of many people and the implementation of a severe yeast infection national electronic register that enabled immunisation records to be checked severe yeast infection and vaccines offered to people who still needed them. The target for MMR vaccine is 95% of all infants fully immunised by age two. We need this proportion of our community to be immune severe yeast infection to stop measles being transmitted from one person to another. We almost got there in 2014, however today 2-year old coverage has dropped to around 91%. Among maori it had dropped to around 86% this means there are too many toddlers and young children severe yeast infection susceptible and of particular concern the unimmunised people are not severe yeast infection evenly dispersed among the rest of the population creating hot-spots for diseases like measles.

Measles has been making a come-back all around the world. In many countries this is a direct result of anti-vaccination activities and a consequent rise in vaccine hesitancy. In fact, the world health organization declared this problem as one of severe yeast infection the 10 greatest threats to public health for 2019. Pretty sobering. This means immunisation rates are plummeting and more people are severe yeast infection susceptible to contracting and transmitting measles. It also means there are more people walking off planes severe yeast infection and into our communities carrying the measles virus, so we are being challenged with the virus more often. This argument, specific to NZ was also presented in a paper published severe yeast infection in 2017 from massey university. Which brings me to the forth reason. Source: HAYMAN, D., MARSHALL, J., FRENCH, N., CARPENTER, T., ROBERTS, M., & KIEDRZYNSKI, T. (2017). Global importation and population risk factors for measles in new severe yeast infection zealand: A case study for highly immunized populations. Epidemiology and infection, 145(9), 1875-1885. Doi:10.1017/S0950268817000723

Thanks to social media the anti-vaccine lobby have become coordinated, funded, and lawyered up. This has resulted in an explosion of fake academia (bad science funded by anti-vaccine lobby groups), legal cases ( supported by fake experts), and the spread of this fake news/misinformation/baloney like an insidious vermin hell bent on the destruction severe yeast infection of public health. This reason underlies reasons #2 and # 3. The solution

The only solution to this evolving catastrophe is to plug severe yeast infection the gaps in community immunity to measles by vaccinating those severe yeast infection who remain susceptible. Yes, I am talking about a targeted mass vaccination campaign. This is a total no brainer. It would save money

A cost-benefit analysis of a mass measles immunisation campaign in NZ severe yeast infection showed that in 2014 the first 187 confirmed and probable severe yeast infection cases cost over $1 million dollars due to loss of earnings lost, management of cases, and hospitalisation costs. The study concluded that a targeted mass campaign to be severe yeast infection economically beneficial. Given that the hospitalisation rate during this current 2019 outbreak severe yeast infection has been around 30-40% rather than the 10-15% seen in previous outbreaks I shudder to think what the severe yeast infection costs have been this far. Who is paying for this do you think? It would save misery

As of today’s writing the current outbreak has had 639 cases and severe yeast infection 237 people had been hospitalised, some requiring intensive care treatment. Of the cases 47/639 had been fully vaccinated. Based on the aforementioned 2017 paper on global importations and severe yeast infection population risk factors for measles in NZ there are 435,742 susceptible people here, and vaccinating just 104,357 would make a big difference.

Measles virus infection induces an immune amnesia. The virus destroys the hard earned immune memory you have severe yeast infection to other infections, maybe last years cold, that terrible dose of flu, maybe that gastro that had you in bed a week…or maybe even that immunity you developed to something truly severe yeast infection vile that might kill you next time! Measles appears to replace some of your existing memory T-cells and B-cells with measles memory T-cells (great for measles immunity!) but you are then left vulnerable to a host of severe yeast infection other things. So, basically measles makes you weaker. You do recover from this amnesia and protective memory is severe yeast infection restored after a couple of years. It is totally doable

All the systems and processes required to deliver a targeted severe yeast infection mass campaign to those that need it are already in severe yeast infection place, they just need resourcing and support. Also a really good communication campaign so the everyone one severe yeast infection knows what they need to. What is measles elimination?

Measles elimination status is when there has been an “absence of endemic measles virus transmission in a defined geographical severe yeast infection area (e.G. Region or country) for ≥12 months in the presence of a well performing surveillance severe yeast infection system.” in that the same strain of virus has continue to severe yeast infection be transmitted in the presence of good immunisation coverage and severe yeast infection a disease surveillance system. NZ was awarded this badge in 2017. We could loose it over this outbreak if we do severe yeast infection not do something really fast. Not doing anything at the national level is unacceptable.

National level authorities have known for years that these immunity severe yeast infection gaps are a problem yet have failed to act, leaving the management to local district health boards. This is a problem for all new zealanders, measles virus doesn’t give a rodents posterior where the boarders are supposed severe yeast infection to be.

The government were also warned by the national verification committee severe yeast infection for measles and rubella elimination that our elimination status was severe yeast infection at risk and why. The committee considered that nzs situation could also become a severe yeast infection risk for other countries in pacific regions. How embarrassing! The NVC made the following recommendations.

A targeted vaccination catch up programme is required, aimed at closing immunity gaps in the population and starting severe yeast infection with areas with the highest numbers of unimmunised people, in particular the auckland region (waitemata and counties manukau especially). This should be supported by a strong communication campaign, and could make use of the heightened level of public severe yeast infection awareness and receptivity to prevention messages owing to the outbreak.

Hi KJT. I’m not sure what the proportions are by suburb. I suspect you will find that titirangi has a lower severe yeast infection overall infection rate than, say, clendon. My jaundiced view of the population of the waitakere bushline severe yeast infection notwithstanding, there is far more to infection and transmission rates than severe yeast infection just a personal choice to not vaccinate.

As a large employer in manukau, the business I work for has made the decision today severe yeast infection to shuttle staff to the pop-up clinics each day for as long as it takes severe yeast infection for the need to be satisfied. This is just good business sense – we have identified that around half our staff are likely severe yeast infection not to be immunised.

We have already quarantined about 15 employees who have been severe yeast infection in close contact with a known infection. Thats 15 x 14 days quarantine, so our direct wages cost alone is $25,000. We can’t afford too many more, either in the wages cost or the cost of lost severe yeast infection capability.

So, I can tell you from personal VERY close experience over severe yeast infection the past week that south auckland’s working population is highly exposed, but is generally taking all possible steps to access the severe yeast infection free vaccination clinics. I have no idea if the same is happening west severe yeast infection of avondale.

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