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Romanian Measles Epidemic Worst in Europe

Romania recorded Europe’s highest number of cases of measles in 2017: 5562, of which 35 were fatal. The figures – released by the World Health Organisation on February 20 – has led to renewed calls from health and childcare experts for compulsory measles vaccinations. A law to that effect is currently awaiting parliamentary approval. Romania has one of Europe’s lowest measles vaccination rates.