The health condition of ten female textile workers from Stip is listed as difficult, after measles spread in a factory.

Healthcare workers vaccinated 37 of their colleagues in an attempt to stop the further spread of the disease, but fear that the number will increase, given that many of the workers were sharing buses as well as factory floors.

Stip saw a spike in new measles cases, including a family of six from Karbinci. Immunization rates in Macedonia dropped significantly in the previous years, as trust in vaccines eroded.