World Health Organization warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Measles cases jump by 400% in Europe       Best protection is MMR vaccine

The disease claimed 35 lives in Europe in 2017. The disease affected 21 315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5273 cases in 2016. "This emphasizes that it is necessary to be vaccinated.if one has not had the disease", he said.

Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, said: "Elimination of both measles and rubella is a priority goal that all European countries have firmly committed to, and a cornerstone for achieving the health-related sustainable development goals". "Over 20,000 cases of measles, and 35 lives lost in 2017 alone, are a tragedy we simply can not accept", explained Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe. A large number of those affected are members of the Somali-American community in Minneapolis, many of whom are wary of vaccines.

The most defective the recent year scenario was 2014 when there were 667 cases of measles.

A year ago (2017) there were 21,315 cases of measles reported and out of these 35 people died due to the disease.

There have also been several recent outbreaks in the USA, primarily impacting people who were never vaccinated for measles.

That's what is happening in Europe, as well. The SSI reports that 86 percent of Danish children born in 2012 were vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella - a rate slightly below that of the previous 15 years during which 88-90 percent were vaccinated.

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In Ukraine, only about one-third of people got the vaccine in 2016.

But social media has helped spread incorrect information about vaccine effectiveness and safety. "It is also thought that the country's large Roma population, who often live in severe poverty, are at particular risk of contracting and spreading the virus", the broadcaster added. In Italy, the outlet reports, vaccination rates had fallen to 85 percent in 2015.

And countries with fewer resources to provide vaccines have trouble getting them even to people who want them. In 2017, the World Health Organization reported a total of 115,117 measles cases worldwide, and the vast majority came from the Southeast Asia region, where about 4.8 million children go unvaccinated each year.

Measles cases rising in Europe as it is the most infectious viruses and it takes a toll on ninety percent of people if they are not immune.

Despite the increases in Europe, WHO says vaccination against measles is a success story.

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