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An update on Mmr vaccination

on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 09:59

Measles, mumps and rubella outbreaks still represent an healthcare issue, even though major advancements have been done towards their eradication. A poor inclination towards Mmr (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccination may constitute a major cause of increased risk to contract one of these diseases amongst specific population groups like migrants, alternative medicine users, some religious groups, healthcare professionals.
Information on Mmr vaccines coverage amongst these and others “hard-to-reach” groups was included in a document made and published Ecdc in range of the European project Venice II (Vaccine European New Integrated Collaboration Effort II). Main aim of the document was to provide a complete review of measles, mumps and rubella focuses which have been reported in the last twenty years in Europe.