Azerbaijan warns against measles epidemic in Europe

Azerbaijani visiting European states must be vaccinated against measles. Europe has a measles epidemic in 40 out of 53 countries, Deputy Director of the Antibubonic Station of the Azerbaijani Healthcare Ministry, Shair Gurbanov, told Trend.


Over 26,000 people were infected in the first 7 months of 2011, 9 of them died. The disease exceeds figures of 2010 by 276%.


Azerbaijani people willing to visit Europe need to make injections 10 days ahead of their departure. Azerbaijan has recently held campaigns against measles. No cases have been registered in the last years.


The situation is especially complicated in France where over 14,000 people have been infected. Then come Germany, Italy, Spain, Romania, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan. The WHO recommended monitoring over infection to be improved and up to 95% of the population to be vaccinized.

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