"Last year, the extremely infectious disease measles 72 people's lives in Europe. Also Sweden are affected by the outbreak."
"Last year were infected, 82 596 europeans, both adults and children, of measles in 47 of the region's 53 countries, writes the world health organization (WHO) in a press release. This is the highest figure this decade, and three times more than in 2017 and 15 times more than in 2016. Around 60 per cent were admitted to hospitals and 72 people died."
"This at the same time as the coverage rate of the second vaccinationsdosen in Europe has never been so high as it is now (90% in 2017)."
"Probably, write the WHO, this is due to the progress made at the national level are not matched by corresponding progress at the local level. Of the vaccinated individuals is, therefore, "
"In Sweden the protection against measles and other infectious diseases, such as rubella or mumps, is generally high, with a penetration rate of over or around 95%. But in spite of that Sweden, too, has suffered smaller outbreaks. Last year, the couple a total of 38 persons of the measles in Sweden, of which twelve people were infected in an outbreak in January."
"In about 20 percent of all mässlingsfall leads the infection to one or several complications."
"These are the most common in children younger than 5 years and adults over 20 years."
"Mässlingsviruset can lead to infections of the ear, bihåle or pneumonia."
"the Disease can in about 1 per 1 000 cases complicated by acute encephalitis, and this can be fatal."
"In Sweden, deaths due to measles are now very rare."
"Source: WHO and Folkhälsomyndigheten"