Against the background of the warning from the World Health Organization about the rapid spread of the measles disease around the world - there has been no confirmed case in our country since the beginning of the year.

One case was registered at the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases a few days ago, but it has not been confirmed, BNR informs.

Measles disease, known as smallpox, is spread by airborne droplets, and in 30 percent of those infected it leads to complications such as pneumonia and ear infection.

At the end of last year, Romania declared an epidemic after registering more than 3,000 cases of measles.

In our country, emergency immunization against the virus has started in some areas.

According to data from the Center for Public Health, last year, 92 percent of babies who turned 13 months were covered with the first dose of the mandatory vaccine.

The second intake is 12 years old, but there is no public information about it.

Another viral disease that is spreading and for which an epidemic was declared in Skopje a week ago is whooping cough.

The number of measles cases is increasing in Romania

We have registered 14 cases since the beginning of the year.

Vaccination is important, recalled Dr. Gergana Nikolova, personal physician.

The whooping cough vaccine is mandatory and is given in several doses.

Last year, 92 percent of babies over 4 months old were immunized with it.

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