ECDC warns about measles outbreaks in Europe

A new European Centre from Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) report shows high measles rates in EU countries such as Romania, Italy, Germany and Greece in 2017. The majority of the cases listed (87%) were due to the lack of, or incomplete, immunisation.

Other countries, such as the UK, France and Sweden are reporting worrying emerging outbreaks; while in Greece, 2 of the 968 reported measles cases resulted in death.

The full ECDC’s Monthly Report on Measles and Rubeola can be read here.

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