Graphic toont aantal gevallen van mazelen in Europa in het jaar 2018 tot 30 september, vergeleken met twee jaar geleden.
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Toename mazeleninfecties in Europa

December 10, 2018 - Mazelen zijn weer in opkomst in Europa. 30 landen melden samen
meer dan 13.000 gevallen dit jaar tot september – een verviervoudiging
van het aantal over dezelfde periode twee jaar geleden.

According to a recent report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), none of the 30 EU/EEA countries surveyed registered zero cases of measles, with the largest number of infections occurring in Greece, France, Italy, Romania and the UK, together accounting for 85 percent of all cases. To date, 33 deaths have also been reported across the region in 2018.

Measles continues to spread across Europe because vaccination coverage in many countries is lower than it should be, the ECDC said.

PUBLISHED: 11/12/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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