Netherlands Dealing With Measles Outbreak



A measles outbreak in the Netherlands that has sickened nearly 1,300 people since May is expected to persist for some time. The outbreak began mostly among 4- to 12-year-olds in an orthodox Protestant school. Eighty-two of the 1,266 cases, or 6.5 percent, required the patient to be hospitalized. Nearly all of the patients, 96.5 percent, had not been vaccinated and another 3.2 percent had only received partial vaccinations.

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