It appears that Measles may be making a comeback! At least in Europe anyway. According to a new report, The World Health Organization has given a new warning Tuesday of large measles outbreaks in countries where immunization has dropped. This new warning follows more than 500 reported cases of the highly contagious disease were reported across Europe in January.
Excerpt From The Times Of Israel:
“With steady progress towards elimination over the past two years, it is of particular concern that measles cases are climbing in Europe,” the agency’s regional director for Europe, Zsuzsanna Jakab, said in a statement. “Today’s travel patterns put no person or country beyond the reach of the measles virus,” she said. The respiratory disease, characterized by high fever and small red spots, usually triggers only mild symptoms, but it remains one of the leading causes of death among young children globally.