With measles have been infected in the past year in the Europe Region of the world health organization (WHO), as many people in the last ten years.

The number of cases rose within a year to three times that reported to the WHO office for Europe in Copenhagen. Compared with 2016 15 would have been even times as many people infected. 2016 was recorded with a low record for the contagions.

In Germany, the Trend in the data, was the opposite: After a good 900 measles cases in 2017, have been reported in the past year, only 500 cases.

In the 53 countries in the Region would have is in 2018, almost 82.600 people with the measles – 72 children and adults had died of it, according to the WHO. As one of the Region alongside the EU, Russia, Turkey, Israel and in Asia, the countries of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

by far the most difficult of the Ukraine with more than 53,000 cases had been affected. More than 2000 cases were reported from Serbia (5076), Israel (2919), France (2913), Russia (2256), Italy (2517), Georgia (2203) and Greece (2193).

Indeed, had been vaccinated in the Region in the past year, at the same time so many people against measles like never before. But it’s not that rich yet, said the Director of the regional Bureau Zsuzsanna Jakab. “We need to do more and better, in order to protect every single Person from diseases, which can easily be avoided.” The Virus can invade the brain and is therefore dangerous. The WHO hopes to eliminate measles worldwide.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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