Death from stupidity—pernicious as a burlap bag full of chiggers:
Deadly measles outbreak spreads in Europe as vaccinations fall
Romania has seen nearly 2,000 cases of measles since February 2016, World Health Organization data shows.
The country’s vaccination rate is 86 per cent, well below the 95 per cent recommended for “herd immunity” against infectious disease.
Romania’s vaccination rate has fallen sharply over the last decade, driven in part by a vocal anti-vaccination movement there. The country now has Europe’s highest measles infection rate, and its fifth-lowest vaccination rate.
Measles is preventable. Apparently stupidity is not.