Europe has reported more than 14,000 measles cases since January 2016, including 35 deaths, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
While some 16 EU/EEA countries have reported outbreaks, two countries account for the vast majority of cases–Romania and Italy.
In Romania, the total number of confirmed measles cases July 7 is 7,647, including 31 deaths, according to the National Center for Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases. There have been cases of measles reported in 41 counties.
In Italy, the Ministero della Salute reports 3,346 cases and 2 deaths since the beginning of the year. Ninety-five percent of those infected were unvaccinated or under vaccinated. 252 cases among healthcare workers.
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