Effects of the measles epidemic in Romania | Romania

The measles outbreak has claimed seven lives this year and an eighth case is being investigated for cause of death.

UPDATE: The number of confirmed deaths caused by measles has reached eight, announces the Ministry of Health after the investigations carried out by the Cantacuzino Institute in the case of the child from Dolj county. Of more than 1,700 disease cases, most were recorded in Arad, Mureş and Timiş counties. Health authorities are demanding the lowering of the age of vaccination for babies to nine months, considering that the epidemic affects children under one year old. It was also decided to vaccinate children between five and nine years old who have not received the second dose of vaccine – said Marilena Frâncu, editor-in-chief of RRA.

The measles outbreak has claimed seven lives this year and an eighth case is being investigated for cause of death.

Of more than 1,700 confirmed cases of the disease, most were registered in Arad, Mureş and Timiș counties, Health Ministry spokesman Valentin Popescu announced. The health authorities require the lowering of the age of vaccination of babies to 9 months, as well as the vaccination of children between 5 and 9 years old who have not received the second dose of vaccine according to the national vaccination schedule.

Valentin Popescu: There are enough doses of vaccines, more than 300,000 doses available nationally, which will be distributed to family doctors when needed. At present, we have 1,725 ​​confirmed cases, 7 deaths are registered and an eighth death has yet to receive a confirmatory diagnosis. At the moment, samples are at the Cantacuzino Institute for analysis, we will see in the next period if death due to measles is also confirmed for this case. Currently, there are measles cases in 32 counties, most cases are in Arad – 454, Mures – 238 and Timiş – 240.

Producer: Specialists recommend that parents go to the family doctor to have their children vaccinated if the vaccination schedule has not been respected.

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