Between June 2017 and October last year, There have been 7,522 suspected cases of measles in Venezuela, of which 5,525 were confirmed, This represents 68% of the measles cases reported in the rest of the South American region, reveals Venezuelan physician and pathologist Alberto Panis.
From the Miami daily
According to the MSN portal, Paniz has been involved in developing a scientific report recently presented in Amsterdam, which has published new data on the resumption of preventable vaccine diseases and the continuing outbreak of malaria, measles and diphtheria and the "disproportionate impact" on the local population.
Janomans living in the Amazon region on the Venezuela-Brazil border are most affected by the spread of the disease. There have been at least 100 cases of wild measles and several deaths in this small population of 15,000 people.
The World Health Organization has recognized the Venezuelan healthcare crisis but "without reconstruction and solid investment in health programs, especially immunization, it will not be long until we see new outbreaks," the researcher said.
"Moreover, the collapse of the national grid and the drinking water system has led to new players in the sanitary arena, such as water-borne infections such as viral and bacterial diarrhea, intestinal parasitosis and epidemic epidemics in several regions of the country," warns this specialist in infectious diseases at the Institute of Biomedical Research IDB in Venezuela.