Measles outbreak spreading in Slovakia

Due to the further spread of measles, Slovak hygiene officials order quarantine.

Measles, illustrative stock photoMeasles, illustrative stock photo (Source: Sme - Jozef Jakubčo)

The epidemics of measles, carried here by Slovaks who arrived from Great Britain, has been spreading in the eastern-Slovak district of Michalovce. Public health care officials have taken measures to stop the epidemic, the Pravda daily wrote on June 2.

In the village of Drahňov, the incidence has increased to 20 suspected cases, of which six have been already confirmed. None of the twenty patients has experienced any complications.

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Only two cases outside Drahňov have been reported: two medical staff were infected after they came in contact with patients, the Sme daily wrote on the same day.

The most effective way of prevention is vaccination, hygiene experts say, as quoted by Pravda. After the recent epidemic, 102 people who had previously thought vaccination was not necessary were vaccinated.

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