The largest current measles outbreak in Europe is taking place in Romania with 24 deaths (as of 30 April 2017). The majority of cases are concentrated in areas where immunization coverage is extraordinarily low, Romania being a country with a growing anti-vaxxer movement in the past years. I talked to Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, about this issue.
His answers were remarkably strong for such a high European Union official. I would say this is fortunate, because vaccination is not a topic for diplomacy.
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