Europe suffered quadrupled Measles cases in 2017, as the records were observed lower during 2016 in the continent, according the latest report released by the World Health Organization on Monday.


Measles, a highly contagious disease was exemplified in 2017 by the red rash all through the body affecting 21,315 people and killed 35 victims and in 2016, just 5,273 cases were recorded, while 9 people detected with the disease since during 1 to 27 January in 2018 from 4 states including Illinois, Arkansas, Texas and Indiana, says the report.

In 2015, Measles cases were 188 people in District of Columbia and 24 states, while United States faced 667 cases in its 27 states in 2014, according to the report disclosed by the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

People to suffer from measles may show the symptoms such as runny nose, fever and cough at beginning of disease, as reported by the CDC. And nearly 3 days later, a flat red rash starts appearing on the body of infected person.

Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director at the WHO in Europe, said in a statement that, “Every new person affected by measles in Europe reminds us that unvaccinated children and adults, regardless of where they live, remain at risk of catching the disease and spreading it to others who may not be able to get vaccinated. The loss of lives is a tragedy that we simply cannot accept.”