After several weeks of inflammation for infants with indigenous disorders, representatives of the Ministry of Health, ANSES and Health Public France explained.
Two months after mediating a number of unknown indigenous misformations, the Ministry of Health has closed the argument, showing that he has taken a measure of the emotion raised by the case. "We are fully embedded to respond to the concerns and questions that face families," says Director General of Health, Jerome Salomon, Thursday, November 15, introducing the survey map of the survey to try to identify the causes of the phenomenon. "We will do everything we can to try to understand," he added.
On 4 October, under pressure of journalists, the French Public Health Agency (SPF) published three reports on births, in high abnormal numbers, children without hand, arm or arm in the Loire-Atlantique. Atlantic (3 cases in 2007-2008), Morbihan (4 cases between 2011 and 2013) and Ain (8 cases between 2009 and 2014). In each of the three cases, SPF explained, research carried out with families to identify a possible common cause was unsuccessful, and the investigation was dismissed. A difficult refuse to understand for the public, and unacceptable to families.
At the request of the Health Minister, this work will be restarted. The General Health Directorate detailed on Thursday the way it works, with "visually impaired", SPF and the National Food Safety, Environment and Labor Agency (ANSES). A committee chaired by an independent and "high level" personality will be responsible for investigating new theories that are likely to explain the causes of these malformations. In particular, they can be genetic, infectious, medicinal or environmental.
For this, the researchers will radar the French and international scientific literature systematically. The epidemiological surveillance database for animal health is also consulted for viruses that men can carry. A milestone will take place in January before the final report awaits June 30.
Shortcomings of the current system
At a national level, "the incidence of inherent disorders is stable over time," said Professor Jérôme Salomon. The rate of abnormalities due to an environmental cause is estimated to be 10% and 20% is a genetic factor. But for half of them, no inaccuracies have a clear case, according to a study by Remera, the registry who launched the warning in the Ain. "There's a lot of anonymous in this field of new environmental health research," said Professor Salomon.
The DGS promises that families, surveys of surveillance and health professionals will be constantly informed and linked to the new survey. While warning: "We may not be able to answer and then there will be disappointment."
He announced another project on Thursday, strengthening the monitoring system and warning inherent disorders. The case highlighted the deficiencies of the current system (six registers, often financially frail, including only 19% of the territory). Health professionals (obstetricians, paediatricians, ultrasound, etc.) will be encouraged shortly through a newsletter to report any case of the highest body's contraceptive agenesis. It is also anticipated that the creation of a new register in the New Aquitaine wine region. On rails, the authorities are only waiting for money.
Regarding the Remera, who launched the warning and identified the lack of reactivity of the health authorities, its existence now no longer seems threatened. His money, which promised Professor Salomon, was ensured clearly eager to smooth the differences. Health authorities have trusted their director, Emmanuelle Amar, the task of checking the ten suspected cases, which was found in the hospital data register.
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