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for more than thirty four thousand people across Europe courts measles in the first two months of twenty nineteen and the vast majority of cases in Ukraine the World Health Organization urged authorities on Tuesday to make sure vulnerable people get vaccinated the death toll reported across forty two countries which thirteen during that period the virus killing people in Ukraine Romania and Albania the W. H. I. warns that outbreaks might continue to spread measles is a highly contagious disease that can kill and cause blindness deafness or brain damage can be prevented with two doses of an effective vaccine box in parts to to pockets of unvaccinated people it's currently spreading in outbreaks in many parts of the world including in the United States the Philippines and Thailand there's no specific antiviral treatment and vaccination is the only way to prevent it the W. H. I. says Europe did achieve around ninety percent coverage for the second dose of the measles vaccination in twenty seventeen but research suggests there are still areas of declining %HESITATION stagnating uptake and immunity gaps among older people the W. H. I. H. tells authorities in Europe to work out who had missed backs the nations in the past and target them specifically