Measles Cases in Europe Tripled Last Year, WHO Says

February 7, 2019

(BBC) – Measles cases in Europe tripled between 2017 and 2018 to 82,596 – the highest number recorded this decade, data from the World Health Organization shows. While vaccination rates are improving, the WHO says coverage is not high enough to prevent circulation of the virus in many countries. Ukraine reported the highest number of measles cases last year – more than 10 times that of the next highest, Serbia.

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