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More measles cases in Poland: report

PR dla Zagranicy
Julian Horodyski 20.05.2019 14:10
A total of 948 people were diagnosed with measles in Poland between January 1 and May 15, up from 63 such cases in the same period of 2018, experts have said.
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The National Health Institute reported that there were 339 cases of measles in the country throughout last year, and 63 in 2017.

The World Health Organisation recorded 112,000 measles cases in 170 countries in the first quarter of 2019, up from 28,000 in the same period last year.

Experts say the surge in Poland in recent months has been in part due to a measles epidemic in neighbouring Ukraine, which has seen problems with vaccinations amid an armed conflict in its eastern regions.

Meanwhile, the so-called anti-vax movement in Poland has led to fewer children being vaccinated, according to reports.


Source: PAP

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