Immunization Program For Measles And Rubella?
hello doctor, is there an MOU between Indonesia and WHO in overcoming this rubella measles?
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Measles and rubella are viral infections that are easily transmitted through coughing and sneezing (respiratory tract). Symptoms of measles include high fever, reddish spots on the skin, coughing, runny nose, and / or red eyes. Complications / dangerous complications of this disease are pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs), diarrhea, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), to death. Meanwhile, rubella generally causes mild pain in children, but can infect pregnant women who are at risk of causing miscarriage or disability in babies born.
The Indonesian Ministry of Health and the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI) have conducted a free MR (measles [measles] - rubella) immunization program at educational facilities and public health services in Java in August-September 2017 and outside Java in August-September 2018. This MR immunization program has WHO support and uses a vaccine that has received a recommendation from WHO and a marketing authorization from the POM. MR vaccine is effective for preventing measles and rubella, safe, and has been used in more than 141 countries in the world.
Do not hesitate to consult with your doctor or pediatrician about the implications of MR. To enrich insights, you can read articles about MR immunization. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.