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    Namur Province

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    7 children from the same family suffering from measles in Yvoir: they are confined for around ten days

    Published on 06/02 at 9:12 p.m.
    by RTL info with BELGA

    Seven children from the same family from the commune of Yvoir contracted measles, said Tuesday afternoon Lara Kotlar, spokesperson for the Agency for Quality Life (Aviq).

    These seven children have been confined since Thursday February 1 for around ten days. “ Measles is a disease that must be declared, even in the event of suspicion, because this allows us to take the necessary measures to contain the cluster, take measures with schools, workplaces, etc.,” recalls the 'Aviq.

    By being notified early enough, the Walloon Agency can also vaccinate people who are not vaccinated and who have been in contact with these children up to 72 hours previously. “ The problem, in the present case, is that the general practitioner seemed unaware that it was necessary to report it, even in the event of suspicion. We learned about it through school medicine. But everything is under control ,” assures -on to Aviq.


    Seven unvaccinated children suffering from measles were confined to Yvoir to avoid an epidemic: “All precautionary measures were taken”

    In Yvoir, seven unvaccinated brothers and sisters contracted measles, which is highly contagious. Precautions had to be taken to avoid spread, particularly within the Evrehailles municipal school where four of them attend school.

    By Agnes Demaret
    Published on 02/06/2024 at 7:16 p.m.

    It all started last week, when this mother from Yvoir reported to her children's school that they were sick. Feverish and with spots, they displayed all the symptoms of measles. A particularly contagious disease. Seven of his children, aged less than a year to 9 years old, appeared to be affected. The latter probably did not imagine at that time that she would trigger such a series of measures!

    The most notable: the confinement of his children since last Thursday. But also the establishment of a prevention procedure within the schools that its children attend. In the small municipal school of Evrehailles, where four of the affected children attend school, all parents have been notified, as have school medicine, the mayor and the provincial crisis center.

    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela