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First half of 2018 sees doubling in the cases of measles found in record-breaking 2017

1 month ago   |   By RT

A record-breaking 41,000 cases of measles have been registered in Europe so far this year, with experts putting the blame squarely on people refusing to get themselves or their children vaccinated against the disease.
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Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

BERLIN - The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half of the year - more than in all 12-month periods so far this decade. The previous highest annual total was 23,927 cases in 2017. A year earlier, only 5,273 cases were reported.
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