Tag: measles
Macedonia 25.05.19 | 18:40

Ten textile workers hospitalized in difficult condition after a measles outbreak in Stip

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...

Macedonia 24.05.19 | 20:23

Ten new measles cases reported in Stip

Ten new measles cases were reported in the Stip hospital. The patients include women from a textile factory in the city, whose cases may be related, and have raised fears of more cases to come. Six members of a family from Karbinci were also hospitalized. Immunization rates in Macedonia have dropped...

Health 23.05.19 | 18:05

105 new measles cases, 27,000 people vaccinated so far

Hundred and five new measles cases were been registered in the country, bringing the total number to 1,625, said doctor Zarko Karadzovski from the Public Health Institute (PHI) on Thursday. According to him, this is the largest number of measles cases in the last 25 years. Regarding the new 105 cases,...

Macedonia 21.05.19 | 19:20

Struga hospital surgery department closed after half of its employees contracted measles

The surgery department in the Struga hospital was shut down today due to a measles outbreak. A full half of all employees contracted measles, the hospital management informed. It’s the latest outbreak of the infectious disease in Struga, which badly affected local hospital workers. Patients in...

Macedonia 08.05.19 | 17:14

Four of the three dozen measles patients are in critical condition

The Infectious Diseases Clinic in Skopje informs that four patients who contracted measles are in critical condition. A total of 33 patients with the highly transmittable disease are cared for in the Clinic. Five were treated yesterday, two of whom were admitted. Measles are especially dangerous when...

Macedonia 03.05.19 | 14:48

An 11 months old baby dies of measles

An 11 months old baby died of complications caused by measles in a Skopje clinic today. It’s the latest fatality in the measles epidemic which affected the country, which already claimed several children. A total of 113 cases were reported so far. Vaccination rates plummeted in Macedonia, and Healthcare...

World 30.04.19 | 11:38

New York officials issue fines, close schools in measles fight

Officials in New York closed more schools, issued more fines and lobbied the Legislature to eliminate religious exemptions for required vaccinations as part of efforts to contain a measles outbreak, New York Times reported. Federal officials have reported 704 measles cases so far in the U.S. since Jan....

Macedonia 12.04.19 | 11:31

Instead of tackling the measles outbreaks, Healthcare Minister Filipce is out campaigning for Pendarovski

While the number of measles cases is multiplying across the country among patients and hospital workers alike, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce is busy attending election rallies in favor of his SDSM party candidate Stevo Pendarovski. During the rallies, Filipce is politicizing the investments in the...

Macedonia 26.03.19 | 17:42

Measles epidemic declared in Struga

A measles epidemic was declared in Struga, after 24 patients were diagnosed with he disease, which hit the Struga hospital especially hard with seven employees now infected. We are appealing to the parents to vaccinate their children in accordance with the recommended calendar. The best protection against...

Macedonia 25.03.19 | 15:45

Main Struga hospital closed for visitors after seven employees contract measles

All outside visits to the Struga hospital have been banned after the number of doctors and nurses who contracted measles increased to seven. Four additional employees are under observation after developing some symptoms. The employees are treated in the infectious diseases department in near-by Ohrid....

Macedonia 24.03.19 | 11:50

Nurse contracts measles, shares photo to alert parents of unvaccinated children

A nuirse from Struga posted a photograph after she contracted measles while working with unvaccinated children, in a plea to parents to get their kids immunized. – In the 21st century I contracted measles. I was infected while doing my duty. I can’t not be angry because I’ contracted...

Macedonia 11.02.19 | 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 11.02.19 | 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 10.02.19 | 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 08.02.19 | 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 04.01.19 | 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...