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New case of measles in Helsinki: the infected people had been vaccinated in the 1970s | capital region



A new case of measles was discovered in Helsinki. The case was discovered at the Terveystalo reception in Helsinki. The epidemiological unit of the city confirmed that the measles was found in an adult.

The infected person was vaccinated against measles in the 1970s, but protection against vaccination did not provide sufficient protection.

The Helsinki city infectious doctor Hannele Kotilainen claims that the old vaccine used in the 1970s does not provide adequate protection. However, the MPR vaccine used today offers guaranteed protection against measles.

About thirty people who stayed at the reception while the infected person was exposed to the virus. Some of the exposed have called for vaccination because of the high risk of infection. In particular, the vaccination challenge is applied to those who are not sure whether they have been vaccinated or have become ill in the measles when they were young.

Bronze is an airborne virus. One can thus infect by being in the same space as a person who falls ill.

– If you suspect you have measles, you should call your health station before looking carefully, says Kotilainen.

In total, about 5 people drop every year in measles in Finland. But for example, in 2017, 11 people fell ill.

The article is a translation of the article by Yle Uutiset "Helsingissä todettu uusi tuhkarokkotapaus – Aikuinen henkilö sairastui vanhasta rokotuksesta huolimatta" written by Timo Keränen.


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