Measles: The First Death in France this Year

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Measles, the first death in France this year

This Wednesday 13th March, 2019, Public Health France announced the death of a person from measles, while 350 cases have already been declared since the beginning of the year.

It is the first death of measles since the beginning of the year. Public Health France announced the death of a person on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in its weekly bulletin.

In all, since 1st January, 350 cases were reported (against 966 in the same period last year): 100 required hospitalization (five ICU), 27 were complicated by pneumonia, one led to one death (encephalitis).

“90% of the cases occurred in subjects who were not or poorly vaccinated,” says the health agency. 51 departments are affected by at least one case of measles.

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