Measles vaccination plans intensify in Turkey after 3,000 cases
The measles vaccination program intensified in Turkey after 3,000 cases are seen since May 2012 due to a virus entered Turkey via a music group from Romania, according to an official from Health Ministry
The Health Ministry has intensified its measles vaccination efforts after the cases increased to 3,000 between 2012 and 2013, due to a virus that entered the country from Romania.
Almost 3,000 measles cases were seen in several cities between 2012 and 2013, due to a virus which came from abroad, said an official from the ministry, adding that these cases had decreased over the past few weeks.
In 2011, only 110 measles cases were seen across Turkey, but this number increased since May 2012 due to a virus which was first carried to Istanbul by a music group who came from Romania, according to the Public Health Agency of Turkey deputy head Mehmet Ali Torunoğlu. Some of these cases were treated in intensive care units but there were no casualties, he added.