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    Romania: IMUNITATEA DE COHORTĂ (Herd Immunity)
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    Romania: EIW 2018 Poster
  3. Measles outbreaks continue to occur in a number of EU/EEA countries, and there is a risk of spread and sustained transmission in areas with susceptible populations. Since the beginning of 2016, 48 deaths due to measles were reported in the EU. New data published today by ECDC in the Communicable Disease Threat Report (CDTR) show that the highest number of measles cases in 2017 were reported in Romania (7 977), Italy (4 854) and Germany (904). Greece is currently experiencing a measles outbreak, with 690 cases including two deaths, reported since May 2017; most cases were unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated. The monthly measles and rubella surveillance monitoring report is also published today and provides more in-depth analysis of the situation. The spread of measles across Europe is due to suboptimal vaccination coverage in many EU/EEA countries: of all measles cases reported during the one-year period 1 November 2016‒31 October 2017 with known vaccination status, 87% were not vaccinated. Measles increasingly affects all age groups across Europe and in 2017, 45% of measles cases with known age were aged 15 years or older. Romania, Italy, Germany and Greece were the countries most affected by measles during 2016 and 2017 and each shows different trends: Romania saw a sharp increase in cases from October 2016, and the trend has continued throughout 2017; in Italy, the increasing trend started in January 2017, while in Germany it began in February 2017; Greece has seen a measles outbreak starting in the second half of 2017, with 167 cases reported in October. This data is based on analysis of the cases notified to ECDC and included in the monthly and biannual monitoring reports. The latest available figures on vaccination coverage collected by WHO (2016) show that the vaccination coverage for the first dose of measles was below 95% in 18 of 30 EU/EEA countries; for the second dose of measles, it was below 95% in 20 of 27 EU/EEA countries reporting second dose coverage data. In order to achieve the measles elimination goal, the vaccination coverage rates for children targeted by routine vaccination programmes should increase in a number of countries, as the vaccination coverage of the second dose must be at least 95% to interrupt measles circulation and achieve herd immunity. This is particularly important to protect children below one year of age, who are particularly vulnerable to complications of measles but are too young to have received the first dose of vaccine. Read more ECDC collects measles data on a monthly basis via The European Surveillance System (TESSy). In addition, ECDC monitors measles and rubella epidemiology and outbreaks via epidemic intelligence. For a complete overview of data regarding measles outbreaks in the EU/EEA in 2016 and 2017, the following outputs are available and regularly updated: Communicable Disease Threat Report “Measles and Rubella, Monitoring European and worldwide outbreaks” (Epidemic intelligence data) Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report (a concise report with TESSy data from 1 November 2016 – 31 October 2017) Bi-annual measles and rubella monitoring report (an extensive report, TESSy and epidemic intelligence data presented, with data from 1 January 2016 – 30 June 2017) ECDC Atlas of Infectious Diseases (TESSy data) Monthly-Measles-Rubella-monitoring-report-December-2017_0.pdf
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  5. Dear all, A friend from Romania (who does not work in healthcare) tells me there have been newspaper headlines about measles outbreaks in the region. Does anyone have details of this? Kind regards, Gary
  6. European Immunization Week started in Bucharest with the event organized within the project "Vaccination a fundamental right to health", initiated by the Bucharest Medical College Foundation in collaboration with the Romanian Association for Pediatric Education in Family Practice and the Romanian Society of Microbiology and supported by the Civic Innovation Found. Dedicated to dialogue between parents – doctors – authorities, the conference was attended by family doctors, school doctors, epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists as well as representatives of state institutions involved in the vaccination process, who answered questions from parents and the media. It was a constructive debate, useful for both practitioners and parents as participants, regardless of the beliefs they came with. The widely accepted conclusion is that we need to improve communication and involvement, taking responsibility and such meetings, allowing the expression of beliefs, experiences and fears of each party involved, are taking us in that direction. Only constant, determined, united effort of all people involved in the vaccination process: parents and physicians alike, can change the current situation in Romania’s vaccination coverage and fight the real risk of re-emerging extremely severe infectious diseases. The wrong perception of the public about vaccines and vaccination’s role in maintaining the health of our children can be changed!
  7. The 11th European Immunization Week (EIW) takes place on 24–30 April 2016. This year, EIW focuses at regional level on the substantial progress that has been made towards eliminating measles and rubella, and the steps needed to achieve elimination throughout the European Region. Launch in Romania Romania is working to interrupt endemic transmission of both measles and rubella. It was one of the first countries to launch its EIW 2016 campaign, starting in mid-April with a series of events to raise awareness about the importance of immunization among schoolchildren, parents and physicians. Full article on WHO Europe website
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