Romania declares a measles epidemic

Romania declares a measles epidemic
Romania's Ministry of Health has declared a national measles epidemic following an alarming increase in cases across the country.

"The Ministry declares a national epidemic to facilitate the vaccination of children between 9 and 11 months and older children who have not yet been vaccinated," the Romanian Ministry of Health said in a statement on December 5.

Among other things, it is added that there were close to 2,000 new cases in 29 of Romania's 41 counties.

Romania has faced a steady decline in the number of children vaccinated against measles, fueled by anti-vaccination campaigns on social media.