For the first time in three years, Latvia has reported confirmed measles cases, according to a Delfi report (computer translated).
Four cases of measles infection among adults have been laboratory confirmed reports the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC). All the patients are hospitalized for their illness.
The report doesn’t state ages or vaccination status of the ill patients.
Given the worsening situation, the SPKC encourages family doctors and hospitals to pay attention to specific measles prevention and vaccination.
In December 2017, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) summarized the latest data. For the period from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017, in 30 EU countries and the European Economic Area, there were 13,726 cases of measles. Over the past 12 months, cases of measles have been reported in all EU and EEA countries, excluding Latvia and Malta. The highest incidence of measles was in Romania (5,605 cases, 41% of the total), Italy (4,973, 36%) and Germany (952, 7%).
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