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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Measles 'tragedy' kills 35 across Europe

Thirty-five people have died in the past year from measles outbreaks across Europe, the World Health Organization has warned. A six-year-old boy in Italy was the latest to die from the infection. More than 3,300 measles cases have been recorded in the country. The most fatalities - 31 - have been in Romania. But there have also been deaths in Germany and Portugal since June 2016

July 11, 2017
July 12, 2017
July 11, 2017
CBS, The Independent

Man diagnosed with anthrax, admitted to hospital in Romania

A 47-year-old Romanian man diagnosed with anthrax was admitted to the Botosani County Hospital in northern Romania. Health authorities confirmed the diagnosis after lab tests, and other samples were sent for re-evaluation at the Cantacuzino Institute in Bucharest, reports local News.ro. The man is currently hospitalized in the Department of Infectious Diseases of the County Emergency Hospital, according to representatives of the Botosani Public Health Directorate. He contracted the disease from one of his cows

June 13, 2017

Health systems

Romania to pass vaccination law to deal with immunization gaps

Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said. Vaccination rules are being tightened across Europe, where a decline in immunization has caused a spike in diseases such as measles, chicken pox and mumps. In Romania, the ministry said 224,202 children aged 9 months to 9 years had yet to be vaccinated against measles

July 27, 2017

Romania's healthcare exodus

In the Romanian healthcare system, doctors go through six years of medical school and then three to five years as a hospital resident, treating patients while working under the supervision of senior staff. Then, each year, Romania bleeds tens of thousands of doctors and nurses, dentists and pharmacists – many of whom are lured abroad by what Romania lacks, significantly higher pay, modern infrastructure and a functional healthcare system

March 9, 2017
Reuters, Reuters

Communicable diseases

Vaccination gaps lead to dangerous measles outbreaks in Europe: ECDC

Gaps in vaccination coverage against measles have led to several outbreaks of the contagious disease in Europe, during the past year, with more than 1,500 measles cases reported from 14 European countries due to an ‘accumulation of unvaccinated individuals’ according to officials from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In 10 countries, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden – the number of cases reported in Jan-Feb 2017 was more than double that of a year earlier 

April 24, 2017
Reuters, Reuters