Return of diphtheria Prof Andreoni Possible diffusion consequence of globalization
Return of diphtheria, Prof. Andreoni: “Possible spread as a consequence of globalization”
On the return of diphtheria in Italy, he spoke to the microphones of the broadcast “Genetica Oggi” conducted by Andrea Lupoli on Radio Cusano Campus, broadcaster of the Niccolò Cusano University, the Prof. Massimo Andreoni, Head of Infectious Diseases PTV Hospital in Rome.
“With the speech of globalization that there may be cases of import of diphtheria or cases that are made directly in our country is obviously possible. The serious problem is that the population is no longer protected against this disease as it was in the past. In Africa and South-East Asia, the risk is greater and regularly there are cases of diphtheria in these disadvantaged countries.
If even on polio, attention is lost, inevitably this too will return to circular between us. I remain incredulous about the fact that people think that the world medical class speaks of vaccines for economic reasons. Epidemias are needed because people frightened and understand the value of the vaccine; All this is a serious sin “.