Friday, June 02, 2006

Take vaccine for measles or forget World Cup Football 2006

Germany is now the ultimate destination for football fans ahead of world cup football. With their utmost joy they are trying to manage tickets to go to Germany. In such a situation, measles may come as a threat to them if they do not become aware of this disease. Regarding this, the health department of Germany indicated that measles has been spread out in some European countries including Germany, Denmark, Spain, Greece and Ukraine.

On this important issue, World health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) both are worried because football fans may be a victim of this disease. WHO requested fans to take measles vaccination two weeks before to go to Germany. It has also indicated some cities like Cologne, Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen where this disease is more frequent.

PAHO advised people to take two shots of MMR vaccine to avert mumps, measles and rubella. Since January 1,106 persons in the North Rhine Westphalia region have suffered from measles. High fever, rash, red eyes, cough and other physical complication can be seen among the affected persons.

So, to enjoy the world cup with full enthusiasm, fans should take vaccine before setting of their journey to Germany.