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Measles from Switzerland may move to Europe

April 24 2008

Measles epidemic in Switzerland could spread throughout Europe by the fans, who will arrive in June at the European Championship matches in football.

With such a warning made by the chairman of the Swiss Federal Commission for Vaccination Claire-Anne Sigrist.

According to her, the threat may come from individuals who come to Switzerland without the required immunizations. The expert acknowledged that the Swiss health service "can not be a proper degree of control the situation and provide assurance that guests will not be infected."

Since the beginning of the year in Switzerland in 1204 reported cases of measles against 151 for the same period in 2007 and only 21 cases in 2006.

"Measles is a highly dangerous viral diseases, and because all coming to Switzerland are strongly advised to do the necessary vaccinations," - noted in this context, the Director of the European Centre for Prevention and control of communicable diseases Suzanne Zhakab. "For millions of Europeans who do not have vaccinations against measles, the risk is very great," she warned. It is reported look.

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