Measles continues through Europe with momentum

The current measles situation according to the ECDC: ‘case numbers continued to increase compared with the previous two months. Romania, Italy, Poland and France had the highest case counts with 261, 165, 133 and 124 cases, respectively. Notable increases were reported in Italy, Poland, France and Austria.’ In the year to Jan 31, 2019, France and Italy recorded 23 and 22 percent of all cases respectively. Further, referring to 2017 data, only Hungary, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden had optimal immunisation coverage (at least 95%). Elsewhere Kasserine in Tunisia and Guerrara & Ouargla in central Algeria have reported measles outbreaks this year. Read More.

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