Tag: measles
Macedonia 21:03

New measures to fight the measles epidemic put in place after three children died in three days

Following a number of deaths of children and infants caused by measles, the Healthcare Ministry repeated its order that all parents of children over 6 months living in Skopje must vaccinate their children immediately. Usually the MMR vaccine was given after the first year, but the Ministry is moving...

Macedonia 11:44

Third victim of complications from measles, 13-month-old baby from Tetovo dies

A 13-month-old baby died at the Children’s Clinic last night after suffering from complications from measles, the Ministry of Health confirmed for Republika. This is the third time a child has died during the ongoing measles outbreak. A 13-month-old baby from Sveti Nikole, who got infected by...

Macedonia 15:57

Thirteen months old child dies from measles complications

A child aged 13 months died yesterday afternoon in the Skopje Mother Teresa Clinic after suffering from complications from smallpox. The child, from the city of Sveti Nikole, had suffered from earlier health complications as well, the Clinic informed. This is the second time a child has died during the...

World 14:59

Measles cases soar to decade high in Europe with 72 deaths

Measles cases soared last year in Europe as gaps in vaccinations at a local level left the virus an open door to kill 72 children and adults, the World Health Organization said. More than 82,000 people in the European region — an area stretching from Russia to Iceland and south to Malta —...

Macedonia 12:45

Healthcare Minister Filipce attempts to calm down vaccination fears

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce informed the parents that they have the right to check the certificates and the producer of the MMR vaccines before they immunize their children, as concerns grow in the country after a measles epidemic was declared in the capital Skopje with some 10 new cases. Filipce...