Serbia measles epidemic claims 13 lives

3,650 contagions, authorities renew vaccinations call

16 March, 12:06

    (ANSAmed) - Belgrade, March 16 - A further two people have died in Serbia from measles-related complications, taking the death toll since the start of the epidemic last October to 13. In total the Serbian haelth authorities have registered 3,650 cases of measles.

    In over 95% of cases, the infected persons were not vaccinated or were only partly vaccinated, the authorities said, renewing their call for vaccinations. However, experts say the epidemic has peaked and that the number of contagions should now gradually decline. (ANSAmed).

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