In Austria this year, at least 24 confirmed cases of measles infection have been recorded. Children under the age of five are infected in 40 percent of cases, says Vienna Virologist Heidermaire Holzmann. The worst is in Styria, where about 50 patients this year were preventively treated for suspected infection.
At the Graz pediatrician, the virus reportedly expanded the 15-year-old who came to the hospital on January 11th. More than 30 babies who were preventively treated were then infected. On Wednesday, five children who were suspected of being infected with measles were admitted to the hospital but did not receive new patients.
At least 13 cases of measles infection have been confirmed in Austrian Styria.
Today they were admitted to the hospital in Tirol by six babies who were in contact with a sick child. Since they are younger than six months, they should not be vaccinated. Examples of measles were also recorded on Solstrom.
Is the virus in Austria a tourist?
According to the first investigation, the virus leads to Ukraine, but in Austria this virus can come from tourists.
Heidermaire Holzmann adds that a patient can be infected with 12 to 18 other people. Experts warn that the best defense against measles vaccination is.