International Health Care Clinic

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Measles outbreak in Europe

Vaccination for Travel

BBC News said, “Europe has seen a big surge in measles cases in 2017, which the World Health Organization says is a tragedy after a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016.”

A source from WHO, more than 20,000 people infected measles and 35 patients died across Europe.

According to the article from BBC News, the researched that was published 20 years ago reported there was a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autism.  Because of this, some people have avoided vaccination. 

As a result, fifteen European region countries, including the UK, had large outbreaks, and measles cases were highest in Romania, Italy and Ukraine.

In Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns people who have a plan to go to Europe about measles and rubella.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommend having vaccine shot for measles and rubella if you have never or have had vaccine shots once.