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'Dramatic resurgence' of measles seen in Europe, WHO reports : 'Dramatic resurgence' of measles seen in Europe, WHO reports

Aug 29, 2019 - The Canadian Press

LONDON - The World Health Organization says there has been a "dramatic resurgence" of measles in Europe, in part fueled by vaccine refusals, with nearly 90,000 people sickened by the virus in the first half of 2019.

In a report issued Thursday, the U.N. health agency said the number of measles cases from January to June this year is double the number reported for the same period in 2018. Measles is among the world's most infectious diseases and is spread mostly by coughing, sneezing and cl...