In Germany and Austria, there is no longer a single measles vaccine. It is in principal possible to import and use the single vaccine Measles Vaccine Live (producer: Serum Institute of India, importer in Switzerland: PaxVax Berna GmbH) which is approved in Switzerland. However, it has no approval in Germany or Austria, which means there […]
The massive refugee immigration that we are currently experiencing is not something that will soon be over; it is a precursor for a new age of migration. Most of the refugees come from destabilized areas, torn apart by current and past conflicts, such as: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, and former Yugoslavia. In the majority of these […]
The gastroenteritis caused by the Rotavirus does not pose a danger to otherwise healthy children and in the worst cases leads to a short infusion treatment at the hospital. Breast fed children only rarely contract a virally induced gastroenteritis.
Since 2013 an oral vaccination against Rotavirus (causative agent of diarrhea) is recommended for all infants in […]
My guest commentary (“Prize of hysteria”) in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on 3.13.2015.
It is as if we were in a madhouse: Politicians, Representatives of Medical Doctors, and the Media are outbidding each other with demands for a mandatory measles vaccination; Parents in Berlin are to stay at home with their infants; travel plans to Berlin are […]
Whooping cough is in principle a harmless, but unpleasant illness:
The cough lasts an average of six weeks and in some cases leads to vomiting
For the first three weeks the cough is contagious; since the diagnosis is often made in the second week the child must be taken care of at home for one […]