Measles still spreading in Europe, WHO warns, with 35 deaths over past year

(CNN) Thirty-five people have died of measles across Europe in the past 12 months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday , warning that vaccination remains crucial to stopping the spread. In the most recent case, a 6-year-old died in Italy on June 22. The boy's doctor confirmed that he had not been vaccinated against measles and died of the disease. Another measles death and over 3,300 cases of measles have been reported in Italy alone since June 2016. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reported that cases of measles in Europe have jumped by 50% in just the...

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