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The measles are back in Europe: 41,000 new cases World Health Organization WHO registered in Europe in the first half of 2018. But in this case, Lower Saxony seems to be a sort of island of the blessed. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), only four cases were reported in the first seven months. This sets the country: in 2012 and 2014, seven cases of measles were diagnosed. According to the RKI, there were at least 900 cases of illness throughout the country in 2017.
The whole of Europe is inhabited by the measles …
NDR 1 Lower Saxony
21.08.2018 12:00 Author: Eickhoff, Helmut
The measles are back in Europe. In all of Europe? No! A state inhabited by the Land of Lower Saxony seems rather resistant and writes declining disease numbers.
What is it exactly that in Lower Saxony, measles that occur so rarely, according to a spokeswoman of the RKI is not exactly pin down. Lower Saxony has a high vaccination coverage in children and is also a large area. Outbreaks of the disease usually meet in large cities, currently in Cologne. But Niedersachsen is probably lucky, the spokeswoman continues. She also encourages adults to check their vaccination passports. In some age groups there is a vaccination rate of less than 50 percent – but the older the patient, the more difficult the disease can be.