Europe sees 300% increase in measles cases in 2017

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Measles, a highly contagious disease was exemplified in 2017 by the red rash all through the body affecting 21,315 people and killed 35 victims and in 2016, just 5,273 cases were recorded, while 9 people detected with the disease since during 1 to 27 January in 2018 from 4 states including Illinois, Arkansas, Texas and in, says the report.

The Copenhagen-based agency said large outbreaks of the disease - defined as 100 or more cases - affected 15 of the 53 countries in the region, according to RFE/RL.

The UK is also on the WHO's large outbreak list - with 282 cases reported to make Britain the 8th most affected state.

"Unfortunately, it has been hard to get the message across to parents that MMR (measles, mumps and rubella vaccine) is safe". Last year, 35 people died in Europe because of measles.

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Although much of the European measles resurgence was caused by anti-vaccination sentiments, a smaller portion is the result of unvaccinated migrants. In 2017, the World Health Organization reported a total of 115,117 measles cases worldwide, and the vast majority came from the Southeast Asia region, where about 4.8 million children go unvaccinated each year.

Measles is a highly contagious disease.

Today (20 February), ministers of 11 countries will convene to discuss ways they can work together in order to achieve the goals set out in the European Vaccine Action Plan (EVAP) by 2020, including measles and rubella elimination.

Despite this, the World Health Organization reports that multiple actions are being taken across Europe to stop the current outbreaks and prevent future ones, including public awareness campaigns, immunising healthcare professionals and other adults at particular risk, addressing challenges in access, and improving supply planning and logistics.

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Malta was declared measles and rubella-free in the 2016 report (covering 2015) and has maintained that situation due to its strong immunisation programme.

Parents who refuse to give the jab to their children have been blamed for the deaths.

He speculated that being injected with a "dead" form of the measles virus via vaccination causes disruption to intestinal tissue, leading to both of the disorders.

At the time, Wakefield had a patent for single measles, mumps and rubella vaccines, and was therefore accused of having a conflict of interest. The other two cases involve child siblings from Oslo.

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Further findings revealed none of the children had autism, non-specific colitis or symptoms within days of receiving the MMR vaccine, yet the study claimed six of the participants suffered all three.

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