The number of confirmed measles cases in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has risen to 15, including two children, according to a local media report (computer translated).
Five confirmed cases are in the municipality of Oeiras, all adults, the remaining ten confirmed, among them two children, are in the municipality of Cascais.
On Wednesday, the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) announced that these cases originated in European countries, not mentioning which ones.
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Measles in Europe: ‘We are seeing a dramatic increase in infections and extended outbreaks’
Measles is a disease that can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia (infection of the lungs), and even death. It is caused by a highly contagious virus that is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. Signs and symptoms of measles include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent measles. Anyone who has received two doses of a measles-containing vaccine is highly unlikely to get measles.
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