Since October 2017, the Republic of Serbia has reported  a total of 5715 cases of measles through Aug 10, of which, 2875 were laboratory confirmed at the Torlak Institute.

Measles rash Image/CDC
Measles rash

In addition, the total number of registered deaths due to complications caused by measles is 15.

The majority of patients (94%) are non-vaccinated, incomplete vaccinated or unknown vaccine status.

Out of the total number of patients, 33 percent were hospitalized or hospitalization is ongoing. Of the severe complications of measles, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) was reported in two and pneumonia occurred in 577 patients.