Brussels urges children and pregnant women to be vaccinated against the whooping cough pandemic

Brussels urges children and pregnant women to be vaccinated against the whooping cough pandemic

Brussels urges children and pregnant women to be vaccinated against the whooping cough pandemicPeople’s Army

The European Commission urges A Vaccination of children and pregnant women Before the emergence of the whooping cough pandemic. In a statement on Wednesday, Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides warned Cases increase in Europe This disease can be “especially dangerous in children.” The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC, for its abbreviation in English) is registered. More than 32 thousand cases of whooping cough Between January and March of this year and more than 25,000 cases in 2023. This represents a An increase compared to the previous two years The most affected are children under one year old. For this reason, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention has asked state public health authorities to do so Strengthening vaccination programs for children.

In addition, experts from the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention state that “vaccination against whooping cough during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy is highly effective for women.” Prevent illness and death Among newborns who are still too young to be vaccinated.”

The situation in the country

According to data from the National Center for Epidemiology (CNE), they were diagnosed during the first ten weeks of the year 8260 cases of this diseaseintendedAnd more than half of it is in Catalonia. A fact that the Spanish Pediatric Association (CAV-AEP) attributes to the “diagnostic efforts” in the territory.

In Spain, children were the most affected during 2023, but in 2024 they are registered More cases are among children between the ages of 10 and 4 yearsthey say from ECDC.

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