The only way to prevent measles is vaccination The only way to prevent measles is vaccination

The prevalence indexes of this highly contagious disease have decreased around the world, thanks to mass vaccination. However, multiple cases still occur that could be prevented.

In 2018, twelve countries in the American Continent notified confirmed cases of measles, and among them Venezuela and Colombia.

As the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates, this disease has no treatment and can cause serious complications such as blindness, encephalitis, intense diarrhea, ear infections and pneumonia.

In the following information graphic from the WHO, you can learn how to save a child’s life using this important vaccine.

 

MR_infographic_2018_eng-opt