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Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths.

Last year there were 23,927 cases and the year before 5,273. Experts blame this surge in infections on a drop in the number of people being vaccinated.

In England, there have been 807 cases so far this year. The WHO is calling on European countries to take action.

The article goes on to state the following:

Public Health England says the outbreaks in England are largely due to people who have traveled to areas of mainland Europe that have had outbreaks.

Measles is highly infectious and spreads by droplets in coughs and sneezes.

The infection lasts seven to 10 days. But while most people recover completely, it can cause some serious complications, including:

  • encephalitis (infection and swelling of the brain)
  • meningitis
  • febrile convulsions
  • pneumonia
  • liver infection (hepatitis)

The MMR vaccine can prevent infection but discredited research 20 years ago that erroneously linked MMR to autism has stopped some people from trusting the vaccine.

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  1. Between the refugees and the economic immigrants who never were vaccinated and the families that believed the lies and continue to believe the lies the death toll is going to go up and there are going to be children that wind up with medical problems for the rest of their lives from the secondary infections.

    This is so sad.

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