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Measles cases soar in Poland: report

03.10.2019 08:25
A total of 1,368 cases of measles were recorded in Poland in the first nine months of this year, up from 126 cases registered during the same period in 2018, experts have said.
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The National Health Institute reported 339 cases of measles in the country in 2018, compared to 63 in 2017.

According to the World Health Organisation, the key reason for the spread of measles around the world is the circulation of false information in recent years about the risks of vaccination.

Measles is an acute viral infectious disease. It is spread by droplets and direct contact with the mucus or saliva of an infected person. Symptoms include fever, a strong cough, rash, conjunctivitis, photophobia and rhinitis.

Measles can lead to severe complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, or swelling of the brain, and death.


Source: PAP