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Threat to measles elimination plans

Outbreaks of measles are putting Europe's commitment to eliminate the disease by 2015 under threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Levels of vaccination have been too low in some countries, particularly in rich western European nations.

It says catch-up vaccination campaigns, such as the one launched in the UK, are needed across the continent.

Experts said it was not too late to hit the target, but "extraordinary" effort was needed.

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Posted by: on May 7th, 2013 @ 09:30 AM
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