Measles have returned to Croatia. A few days ago, a seven-month old boy from Brnaze near Sinj was diagnosed with measles. He got infected in a hospital in Split while staying in the same room with a child from Makarska area who was subsequently also diagnosed with measles. Other cases have been diagnosed in Zagreb as well, confirmed the Croatian Institute of Public Health. Two years ago, Croatia experienced a small-scale epidemic of the highly contagious viral disease, with about sixty people being infected, reports Ve?ernji List on February 19, 2017.
Previously, the virus spread in hospitals in 2004 as well. In 2008, the disease spread among Roma children from migrant families and infected about 50 people. These were mostly unvaccinated children. At the end of 2014, the virus was transferred from neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the vaccination rate of the population is quite low and where that year there …
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