Health officials in Macedonia are reporting (computer translated) a measles outbreak in the capital city of Skopje.
Minister of Health Assoc. Dr. Venko Filipce announced the outbreak declaration today.
In addition to the seven cases that appeared in the Skopje settlement, Radishani ten days ago, there are now 12 new cases from almost all municipalities in Skopje, out of which six are officially laboratory confirmed and six have a clear clinical picture and are awaiting official laboratory confirmation.
The outbreak gas affected both children and adults, all of which are unvaccinated.
“We inform that unfortunately in the territory of the City of Skopje there are 12 new cases, 6 are definitely confirmed by the relevant analyzes, for the remaining 6 we expect the next day. Of the 15,000 unvaccinated children with vaccine calls, only 310 were vaccinated, which is a small figure. It is a good circumstance that schools do not work because of the holidays.
“But, of course, we have the situation under control. This is an extremely serious disease that, unfortunately, is sometimes fatal to the lives of children. Any disregard for the recommendations is an additional risk for the health of the whole population, “said Minister Filipche (computer translated).