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Measles cases hit record high in the Europe – WHO

Posted by feww on August 25, 2018

41,000+ people in the WHO European Region infected with measles Jan – Jun 2018

Over 41,000 children and adults in the WHO European Region have been infected with measles in the first 6 months of 2018. The total number for this period far exceeds the 12-month totals reported for every other year this decade. So far, the highest annual total for measles cases between 2010 and 2017 was 23,927 for 2017, and the lowest was 5,273 for 2016. Monthly country reports also indicate that at least 37 people have died due to measles so far this year.

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