Roundup: Measles outbreak in Romania – 3,446 cases in 37 counties, 17 dead


The total number of confirmed measles cases in Romania until March 10 was of 3,446 recorded illnesses in 37 counties, 17 of which resulted in the death of the patient, the National Public Health Institute (INSP) informs on its website.

Of the 17 dead, five are from Arad, 4 from Timis County, 3 each in Dolj and Caras Severin, one case in Satu Mare and in Bucharest. According to the same sources, cases of measles were registered in 37 counties.

– In Dolj County, the number of measles cases has reached 175, three of the sick children have died. Last week, 10 new measles cases.

– Timis has currently registered 532 cases of measles since the beginning of the epidemic, in June 2016, four deaths were registered;

– In Brasov County, in the period January 1, 2016 – February 17, 2017, there were 43 cases, no recorded deaths.

– The number of cases of measles recorded in March in Alba County is 17, no deaths were recorded;

– In Suceava County – no case of measles this year;

– The number of cases of measles in Sibiu County has quadrupled this year as compared to last year – 18 cases, as compared to four cases in 2016. There were no deaths;

– In Hunedoara County 136 cases of measles were registered this year, provided that vaccination coverage of the population is between 50 and 70%;

– Two cases of measles were recorded in the county of Vaslui in 2016;

– Salaj: eight cases of infection with measles;

– Giurgiu: one case of measles of a child aged less than one year;

– Neamt, Braila counties: five cases each;

– Arad: high number of illnesses, no deaths;

– Harghita: 11 cases of measles, all recorded in January;

– Dambovita: five cases, one case of measles in January, two in February and two in March;

– Tulcea: no measles cases in 2017.

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