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Finland: Measles

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Printed Date: July 06 2020 at 12:35pm


Topic: Finland: Measles
Posted By: EdwinSm,
Subject: Finland: Measles
Date Posted: February 06 2019 at 10:42pm
There was a report of a man with measles on a large passanger ferry for a two day cruise.

It is interesting that the health authorities are saying that vaccination after exposure is still beneficial: "This group should receive the MPR vaccine (MMR outside of Finland) within three days after possible exposure to the highly-contagious measles virus."
https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/thl_warns_of_passenger_with_measles_on_siljas_serenade_ferry/10631357" rel="nofollow - Link

Now a couple of days later it is reported that since then the carrier has been in contact with over 100 people.
"local officials had largely been able to map the individual’s movements.

"On a general level, I can say it is mostly around the workplace. About 100 people in the Porvoo area may have been exposed,"
https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/porvoo_authorities_map_vulnerable_groups_likely_exposed_to_measles_carrier/10634282" rel="nofollow - Second Link

In this case "herd immunity" seems to be holding. A previous scare in Finland was in an area were vaccination levels had dropped to 75%



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