A 10-year-old Iraqi girl who arrived in Romania in July has become the 33rd measles fatality in the country since 2016, according to a local media account (computer translated).


The National Center for Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases puts the total case count at 8937 from 41 counties through Aug. 25.

The counties most affected include Timis county (1,226), Caras-Severin (1,111) and 1,014 in Arad.

The Romanian Government adopted earlier this month a draft bill on the organization and financing of population vaccination, according a Romania-Insider report. The project was sent to the Parliament for approval and could come into force in January 2018.

Measles is caused by a virus belonging to the paramyxovirus. The disease is one of the most infectious diseases that exists. Measles virus excreted by breathing the air and spread through air droplets (aerosols). Susceptible people infected via the respiratory tract or mucous membranes of the eyes.

The incubation period is 7-18 days, usually about 10 days.


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