The European Union is facing a growing threat as the number of measles cases continues to rise. With the increase in cases, the need for a coordinated approach to prevent the further spread of the virus and the disease is more important than ever.
Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, emphasized the urgency of the situation, stating that “a coordinated approach is essential to prevent the further spread” of measles. The Health Security Committee is set to meet to discuss cooperation on awareness, surveillance, and dissemination of vaccinations that can help prevent the disease.
The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (Sante) of the European Commission also issued a strong warning, urging the public not to let their guard down against measles. The highly contagious disease can have serious consequences on public health, and cases continue to increase throughout the EU.
Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines, tens of thousands of measles cases are recorded in the EU every year. The DG Health has called on the public to help spread the word about the importance of protecting themselves through vaccination.
The message is clear: the threat of measles is real, and it requires a unified effort to combat its spread. With the increasing number of cases in the EU, it is crucial for individuals to take the necessary precautions and get vaccinated to protect themselves and prevent the further spread of the disease.