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More mässlingsinfektioner in Europe than in ten years

In 2018, died in 72, as a result of the disease while 82.596 illness was noted by the WHO. Cases reported from 47 of the 53 countries.

In Sweden, it was reported 38 cases of the disease in the last year, none of those who died.

in Ukraine, where 53.218 people fell ill, there died 15 persons in the disease.

But the most deaths from the disease occurred in Romania, where 22 people died and 1087 cases were reported.

Andorra, Iceland, Monaco, San Marino, Tajikistan and Turkemistan reported no cases of measles in 2018, according to WHO statistics.

more in 2018 compared with the previous year and 15 times more than in 2016, when the number of cases reported was a record low.

”the Image of the in 2018 makes it clear that the current pace of progress when it comes to raising the proportion of immune individuals will be sufficient to prevent the spread of measles,” writes Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, director of WHO in Europe, in a press release.

at the same time as the incidence and deaths increased significantly over the past two years, so vaccination of children in Europe against measles to a greater extent than ever, according to the WHO.

although it gets sick brother, according to Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab on to it, while there is a comprehensive vaccination programme on a regional level, while the gaps locally in many places, which makes mässlingsviruset can spread.

”We can't achieve a healthier population globally, which we promised in the WHO's vision for the next five years, if we are not working locally. We must do more to protect every single person from diseases that can easily be avoided,” she writes.

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