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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania’s Health Ministry to start measles vaccination campaign

The Romanian Ministry of Health will start a vaccination campaign against measles with the involvement of local authorities, which will have to identify the children who have not been vaccinated yet and the places where they will be immunized during the campaign, reports local News.ro.

The Ministry was to organize a joint videoconference on July 18 with the Interior Ministry, county prefects, representatives of the Public Health Directorates and family doctors, according to health minister Florian Bodog.

Once every two weeks, the Ministry of Health will assess the degree of involvement of local authorities in each county, the minister also said. It will take additional measures in the counties where there will still be problems.

The measles outbreak is still a major problem in Romania, with more than 8,000 cases reported across the country until July 14, 2017, according to data from the National Center for Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases (CNSCBT).

The measles epidemic has killed 31 people so far in Romania, with most deaths being registered in Timis (8), Arad and Dolj (6 each).

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and runny nose. According to information posted on the World Health Organization’s website, the virus is highly contagious, spreading by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, and direct contact with infected nasal or throat secretions. Unvaccinated young children pose the highest risk of measles and its complications, including death.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania’s Health Ministry to start measles vaccination campaign

The Romanian Ministry of Health will start a vaccination campaign against measles with the involvement of local authorities, which will have to identify the children who have not been vaccinated yet and the places where they will be immunized during the campaign, reports local News.ro.

The Ministry was to organize a joint videoconference on July 18 with the Interior Ministry, county prefects, representatives of the Public Health Directorates and family doctors, according to health minister Florian Bodog.

Once every two weeks, the Ministry of Health will assess the degree of involvement of local authorities in each county, the minister also said. It will take additional measures in the counties where there will still be problems.

The measles outbreak is still a major problem in Romania, with more than 8,000 cases reported across the country until July 14, 2017, according to data from the National Center for Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases (CNSCBT).

The measles epidemic has killed 31 people so far in Romania, with most deaths being registered in Timis (8), Arad and Dolj (6 each).

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and runny nose. According to information posted on the World Health Organization’s website, the virus is highly contagious, spreading by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, and direct contact with infected nasal or throat secretions. Unvaccinated young children pose the highest risk of measles and its complications, including death.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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