An outbreak of measles in Latvia

  Published: 09.04.14 Updated: 09.04.2014 15:00:29

As of 4 April 2014, Center for prevention and control ofdiseases of Latvia reported an outbreak of measles. In March and April this year there were 8 cases of measles reported, mostly adults with no vaccination or with unknown vaccination status.

Among the cases there is one child who had not yet been vaccinated due to age and several health care workers. This is a significant increase of measles cases reported, compared to previuos years: no cases in 2013 and 3 cases in 2012.