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October 21, 2021

Romania, threatened by measles epidemic

Romania is threatened by a measles epidemic, with 254 cases reported since the beginning of the year, against 180 in 2010, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) already issued a warning to this regard, Realitatea.netreports. “The outbreak might appear anytime, because measles is an infectious disease that spreads very fast. In the case of an epidemic, the only thing we can do is immunize the population around hotbeds,” said Prof. Dr. Geza Molnar, counselor of the Health Minister. Most cases of measles were reported in ethnic Roma communities. According to the counselor, 92 pc of children aged between 12 months and 7 years have already received the vaccine.On April 12, WHO issued a warning about the measles virus being “exported”from France to a number of countries, including Romania, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Italy and Belgium. In France alone, 3,700 cases were reported in January and February.

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