Researchers discovered that a deadly measles complication is more common than we could have ever thought. According to a study, the issue killed more than 16 people from California years after the seemed to recover. All the victims suffered from SSPE. This disease is caused when the virus stays in the brain for some years.
The child seem to recover, he grows old and one day he finds out that he is sick because a bacteria has lived in his brain all of this time. Doctors did not understand why the deadly measles complication appears. Moreover, there is no treatment for it and no patient survived this disease. In the past, this disease was not a common one. However, according to a new study, 1 in 600 people who got measles when they were children developed SSPE.
Measles is one of the most dangerous infectious viruses. It can be transmitted in the air. The good news is that it can be prevented by a vaccine.If you got the virus, it will spread all over your body, including the brain.
Doctors thought that our body eliminates the virus, but it seems that this does not happen in all of the cases. Sometimes, the virus stays there for years. The best way to avoid SSPE is to prevent measles. Parents should make sure their children are getting the vaccine.
There are millions of people who suffer from measles every year and thousands of them die due to this disease. Those who survive could think they are safe, but, according to the doctors, the danger is still there even after some years. There were 9 millions of children who did not get the vaccine last year, in the United States.
Babies younger than one year old are not allowed to get the vaccine. However, they are exposed to measles if their parents have not been vaccinated. Measles can spread easier than other infectious diseases.
Europe has more cases of measles than the United States. However, there are millions of people who come to U.S. every day, so we are exposed. It will be a long journey before researchers will be able to find a cure for SSPE. They have to understand why it happens and how they could prevent the virus from staying in the brain. What do you think? Is deadly measles complication a danger for our children?
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