In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Lisbon and Tagus Valley, Portugal, 26 measles cases have been laboratory confirmed in these regions early November.
The Observador reports (computer translated) that one outbreak of 19 confirmed cases in Cascais originated from a case imported from Ukraine. There is also another outbreak in Oeiras with five confirmed cases , originating in a case imported from the Czech Republic.
Among the total confirmed cases, 22 are adults and four are children , according to a new report from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
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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