If you are traveling to Serbia and Greece, check whether you are immune to measles. This is recommended by the Chief Health Inspector Dr. Angel Kunchev on the reported data for a record number of measles in these two countries and in France, Italy, Ukraine and Georgia – more than 41,000 since the beginning of the year.
This is especially important for children under the age of 1 who have not yet reached the age of immunization, he warned Nova TV. Measles is the most dangerous contagious disease, so it is important to run the immunization calendar, Kunchev was categorical. He explained that between 90% and 95% of Bulgaria is covered. Fatigue, dizziness and fatigue, then a strong rash, are the first symptoms.
There are 8 cases this year in our country. 4 of them are foreigners and the other four are Bulgarians who are back from Italy and London.
If you are not immune and you are ill, the chance of getting sick is more than 90%. In case of measles severe pneumonia and meningitis encephalitis occur quite frequently. We do not have a preparation that directly attacks the measles virus and we support the immunity, Dr. Kunchev. The largest number of deaths occurred in Serbia, around Belgrade.