The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported a huge surge in measles cases across Europe linked to low vaccination rates.
More than 41,000 cases of measles have been reported in the European region in the first six months of 2018, media reports said on Monday.
WHO regional director for Europe, Zsuzsanna Jakab, urged all European countries to take immediate measures to stop the spread of the disease.
“We call on all countries to immediately implement broad, context-appropriate measures to stop further spread of this disease.”
Ukraine, with 23,000 cases, has had the highest number of victims among all the European countries.
In England, there have been 807 measles cases.
According to Mary Ramsay from the Public Health England the measles outbreak in England was linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe.
British state media quoted her as saying that most victims were “teenagers and young adults” who had missed out on their…