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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.
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    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.

    ...https://www.sudinfo.be/id788526/arti...nes-yvoir-pour
    "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

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    BRUSSELS

    Traces of the measles virus found in Brussels-North wastewater

    4 hours ago
    INFORMATION
    By Belga

    Researchers from the Rega Instituut (KU Leuven) have discovered traces of the measles virus in wastewater in the north of Brussels. Elke Wollants, head of the institute's lab, insisted on Thursday on the importance of vaccination against this disease.

    The Rega Institute has been analyzing the presence of viruses in wastewater since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The measles virus was not tested for at the time. It has been since mid-February, after the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported an increase in infections due to too low vaccination coverage.

    No trace of the virus was found in the wastewater of Louvain and Brussels-South, but three samples from Brussels-North contained it. DNA sequencing confirmed that these were indeed traces of infections, and not traces of vaccination. “ Around fifteen infections are known to Sciensano. But our findings suggest that there are many others that have gone under the radar ,” notes Elke Wollants. “ This is why we call on everyone to get vaccinated. Vaccination is the best protection against this disease which can cause serious complications. ”

    Measles is an extremely contagious disease. From a flu-like condition, it can transform in 10 to 20% of cases into otitis or pneumonia. It can also, in rarer cases, develop into encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). The Sciensano health institute also recalls that in pregnant women, it increases the risk of miscarriage but also of premature birth and fetal death. Two doses of vaccine are enough to prevent the disease.



    "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

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        Brussels: the number of measles cases on the rise, here are the municipalities affected
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        By the editorial staff
        Published on 03/19/2024 at 5:28 p.m. Reading time: 1 min

        Tuesday, eleven cases of measles were detected in Brussels, spread across the municipalities of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Laeken, Schaerbeek, Anderlecht, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe and Koekelberg. These are four more cases than yesterday, and three were identified within the same school. Should we be worried though?

        According to Vivalis, the situation is not really worrying, as she explains to our colleagues at the DH: “There are regular cases of measles in Brussels, it goes up and down. »

        An alarmist researcher
        Last week, researcher Elke Wollants from the Rega Institute at KULeuven sounded the alarm. His team carried out analyzes of Brussels wastewater. Result: the measles virus has been detected and is spreading in Brussels.

        “I cannot emphasize enough the danger of this disease, it kills people,” she commented. “The question is not if, but when we will have a measles epidemic,” said Elke Wollants afterwards.

        .The research team has been monitoring the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater for some time, and this is how they were able to note the presence of the measles virus genotype D8, according to a message published on X. " There are therefore measles infections in Brussels. This virus is very contagious and can cause serious complications. »

        "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

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          Several cases of measles detected in recent days at the CHR Verviers: “The patients were not vaccinated, even though it is obligatory…”

          Quite rare at the CHR Verviers where 3 patients were detected positive for measles last week. These, children from a community, were not vaccinated even though it is compulsory from the age of 12 months in Belgium. Fortunately, none were seriously ill.

          By Charles Boury
          Journalist La Meuse Verviers
          Published on 05/15/2024 at 07:00

          The CHR Verviers has just had some pretty special last few days. Indeed, several cases of measles were detected in children last week. Three positive cases were confirmed while samples were sent to a laboratory this weekend via Aviq for four new suspected cases.

          It is not common to have cases of this childhood illness causing significant rashes on the skin within the CHR Verviers. There had been a small epidemic 3 years ago in the hospital, but measles had not really appeared since.

          ...https://www.sudinfo.be/id836514/arti...r-verviers-les
          "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

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