- The disease has been eradicated measles in the Americas. This announced the Pan American Health Organization Tuesday. It is the first continent where it sometimes very harmful and in some cases deadly viral disease has been officially banned.
The disappearance of the disorder is a result of 22 years of inoculations. The last US case was detected in 2002 and beyond are only been even patients who came from outside the continent.
Measles is one of the most contagious diseases. Especially young children who catch the virus and death in poor countries still many children from the effects of the disease. Netherlands vaccinates since 1976 against the disease that almost is not repeated here. There are an estimated ten cases per year. In groups that are not vaccinated can prevent outbreaks.