Warning of outbreak of measles as more falls sick in Sweden
Sunday, 04 December 2011
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that Europe is facing an
explosive growth of missiles as reports hold that the sickness is
growing a unparallel levels in Sweden.
During the first nine months of this year, it has been found that a
total of 26 000 cases of measles has bee reported in 36 countries in
Europe, including a large outbreak in France by more than 14 000 cases.
In Sweden, 26
cases of measles have been detected by November this year compared to
six cases during all of 2010. “Some have been so ill that they have
been admitted to the hospital,” says Tiia Lepp, Epidemiology of
Infectious Disease Control (SMI).
Nine deaths have so far have been found, including six in France.
The disease has also spread beyond Europe. In the Democratic Republic
of Congo there has more than 100,000 cases recorded. In Nigeria and
Somalia, a total of around 30 000 cases were identified.
Measles is an infectious disease characterized by high fever and a rash of small red spots.
In Europe, it is affecting 90 percent of cases, young people and adults who have not been vaccinated.
By Scancomark.se Team