Measles strikes back Europeby Mattia Rosini - 2014.01.09
Over 12,000 people were affected by measles in Europe last year, according to the European Center for Disease Control. The study has shown that measles and rubella are still a threat for European babies, mostly in Italy, where nearly 3500 cases were recorded from November 2012 to October 2013 (28%). The “Belpaese” followed by the United Kingdom (19%), the Netherlands (18%), Germany and Romania (both 14%). Children under 1 year were the large majority of patients, since they cannot take vaccination yet. Although Italy is the country most plagued by measles, no data are available regarding vaccinations. The number of patients dropped in comparison with 2012, but it is too high for the target set by the European Union: to eradicate measles and rubella by 2015.
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