Measles cases rise 30 percent worldwide: UN

Measles cases worldwide jumped more than 30 percent last year compared to 2016, with increases recorded in wealthy European countries like Germany where vaccination coverage has historically been high, the UN said Thursday.The World Health Organization said the worrying trend of resurgent measles cases was a near global phenomenon, but the causes varied among regions.In Europe, experts blamed the problem in part on complacency and misinformation about a vaccine proven to be both effective and safe.

Source: Measles cases rise 30 percent worldwide: UN

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