In an update on the measles outbreak in Italy, since the beginning of the year through the end of April, 1,920 cases have been reported, according to Italian health officials.


The cases are reported from 18 of the 21 regions in Italy.

One-third of the cases had at least one complication with diarrhea, stomatitis, conjunctivitis and pneumonia being the most common.

Nine out of 10 cases were fully unvaccinated and 176 cases were reported among health care workers and some nosocomial outbreaks have been reported..

The age group most affected is 15-39 years, accounting for fifty-six percent of cases. Ages 40-64 are the second most affected group with 16 percent.

Elsewhere in Europe, measles cases have been reported in 2017 in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.