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Measles in Europe

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In 2006–2007 there were several outbreaks of measles affecting in particular Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Romania, together with localised outbreaks in groups such as the Roma and Sinti communities in Italy, Roma and immigrant families in Greece, orthodox Jewish communities in Belgium and the UK, and Traveller communities in the UK and Norway. Preliminary data show that measles was again prevalent in Europe during the first half of 2008.

A goal of the World Health Organization for 2005–2010 was the elimination of measles from Europe. Epidemiological data for 2006 and 2007 (Mark Muscat and …

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