Measles. In the first 5 months of 2018 in Italy registered 1716 cases, including 4 deaths



Molise is the only region that has not reported cases in the indicated period. 84% of cases were reported by 5 Regions (Sicily, Lazio, Calabria, Campania and Lombardy), of which Sicily reported the highest incidence. Reported 346 cases among children under five years of age, including 107 children under the year. About 91.9% of the cases were unvaccinated, and a further 5% had received only one dose.

02 JUL – From 1 January to 31 May 2018, 20 Regions reported to the national integrated measles and rubella surveillance system 1716 cases of measles (as many as 397 in May), including 4 deaths. Molise is the only region that has not reported cases in the period indicated. 84% of cases were reported by 5 Regions (Sicily, Lazio, Calabria, Campania and Lombardy), of which Sicily reported the highest incidence. The median age of the cases was 25 years.

There were 346 cases reported among children under five years of age, including 107 children under the year. About 91.9% of the cases were unvaccinated, and a further 5% had received only one dose. Almost half of the cases (49%) developed at least one complication, while 59.2% of the total cases were hospitalized. 68 cases were reported among health workers. In 2018, 11 cases of rubella were reported, of which 2 in May. This is reported by the monthly newsletter on measles and rubella surveillance of June 2018 produced by the Higher Institute of Health

02 July 2018
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