The total number of confirmed measles cases in Romania reported until Friday is 8,937, according to a report.
The total number of confirmed measles cases in Romania reported until Friday is 8,937, according to information published on the website of the National Center for Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases within the National Institute of Public Health. .
Of these, 134 cases were confirmed last week, including 8,803 reported last Friday.
Measles cases were registered in 41 counties, the most – 1,226 – in Timiş County, 1,111 in Caraş-Severin and 1,014 in Arad.
This week, 49 measles cases were confirmed and reported in Călăraşi county, 43 in Brasov county, 12 in Vaslui, 7 each in Bucharest and Teleorman, 3 each in Dâmboviţa, Covasna and Neamţ, 2 each in Dolj and one each in Giurgiu, Sălaj, Hunedoara, Sibiu and Botoșani.
The draft law on the organization and financing of the vaccination activity of the population in Romania was adopted two weeks ago by the government.
The draft was sent to Parliament for debate and adoption.
The normative act would enter into force on January 1, 2018.
Measles is an infectious disease that often leads to complications.
One out of four people who catch measles needs hospitalization, and one in 1,000 suffers from the disease.
The measles (measles) vaccine protects children against this disease.
In Romania, 9 out of 10 parents have their children vaccinated, according to the Institute’s website.