Why has measles spread in Europe?

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

May 29th, 2012

Editorial Board

‘In 2011 there were 35,000 of measles in Europe, with major epidemics in France, Bulgaria and Romania.’

Good-news-on-measlesDr Dina Pfeifer of the World Health Organisation attributes the outbreaks to a combination of general complacency and difficulties immunising hard-to-reach populations – including those who do not accept vaccination.


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