Measles cases reach record level in Europe

Source : 112 Ukraine

37 people died
08:53, 21 August 2018

BBC News

According to the World Health Organization, measles cases in Europe reached a record level, as BBC reports.

“More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths,” the message says.

Related: Measles outbreak: infant dies Kyiv region

807 cases – in England.

“Ukraine and Serbia are among the countries with the highest rates in Europe,” BBC reports.

Related: Another outbreak of measles epidemic hits Ukraine

Yesterday, on August 20, it was reported that on August 20, Moldova imposed the “orange” threat level on the results of the session of the national emergency commission for public health. 

It was noted that the most of the cases were spotted in the southern regions of Moldova.

According to the message, 95% of the children were vaccinated during the last 10 years.

Earlier the European Health Security Agency reported that Ukraine was the third in Europe on the number of people infected with measles in 2017. The leaders are Romania and Italy.

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