Concerns over measles epidemic in Greece

Concerns over measles epidemic in Greece

Due to the extended duration of measles cases, the president of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention HCDCP (ΚΕ.ΕΛ.Π.ΝΟ.) Theofilos Rosenberg, gave an interview to ANA-MPA on Tuesday, explaining how concerned he is with the rising number of patients.

Rosenberg spoke of an epidemic and underlined to a great extent, this is happening because people do not get properly vaccinated.

“The epidemic does not seem to be stopping as there are populations with insufficient vaccination coverage (…) mobilisation and vaccination across the country will put the epidemic under control, so that mandatory vaccination will not be enforced.”

Even adults can get infected so, the HCDCP president highlighted that we are not talking about a childhood illness “Adults are less likely to be infected with measles, but it is more severe than in children,” Rosenberg said, noting that about 30% of measles cases will present one or more complications, as ANA-MPA reads…/IBNA