The corresponding work was published in the journal Lancet.
According to the authors of the article, according to the World Health Organization, by the end of October, 94 million children in 26 countries missed their planned measles vaccinations against the backdrop of the pandemic, which is why there is a risk that they could get sick.
“Monitoring data for the first six months of 2020 suggests that measles cases have declined in most countries, but this decline is more ominous than encouraging and portends future outbreaks,” the article said.
According to the authors of the study, the number of unvaccinated children from measles, especially those living in hard-to-reach and poor areas, will continue to increase, also taking into account the growing malnutrition and vitamin A deficiency.
“All of these factors are likely to increase measles mortality, creating the conditions for measles to return in 2021, which will also be accompanied by an increase in mortality and more serious consequences of the disease that were common decades ago,” the report says.
Scientists called for helping all countries to ensure that children are vaccinated and at the same time be prepared for outbreaks of the disease.
Earlier, the head of the All-Russian Public Organization of Disabled People with Multiple Sclerosis, Doctor of Medical Sciences Yan Vlasov, and rheumatologist Doctor of Medical Sciences Dmitry Karateev told RT about the treatment of coronavirus in people with autoimmune diseases.
President of the Union of the Medical Community "National Medical Chamber", President of the Research Institute of Emergency Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology, Doctor of Medicine, Professor Leonid Roshal, in an interview with the Argumenty i Fakty website, assessed the incidence of coronavirus among children.