DSeven cases have been discovered in Montreal since the beginning of the year; two recently contracted diseases were in contact with an infected person who came from outside. Montreal public health authorities hope to stop the possible outbreak of measles in the city as hundreds of people could be exposed to the illness from Saturday to Tuesday.
Spots are a very contagious disease that is affected by contact with small infected droplets in the air.
Dr. Robert writes that in the past, immunization has allowed the eradication of largepox and the control of other diseases against which it is universally vaccinated: diphtheria, tetanus, polyomyelitis, measles, rubella and measles.
He notes that the wild-rod virus has the ability to silence the brain tissue of the infected person. It is therefore possible that several years after acute illness, there is a degeneration of the brain called subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
Yves Robert claims that people and organizations have raised public suspicion about vaccination. He argues that these doubts are sparked by the lack of scientific culture.
He ends his text with the question of how society can accept that a disease or a death that can be avoided reappears.
The last major epidemic in Quebec dates back to 1989; more than 10,000 cases have been reported. People born before 1970 are not considered as endangered, as are those born after the 1970s who were vaccinated.
Vaccine against measles is considered effective 85% after first dose and 95% after second dose.