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Record amount of Measles cases in the European Region

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a dramatic increase in measles cases in 2018. In the first 6 months of 2018, more than 41,000 children and adults in the WHO European Region have been infected with measles, compared with 23,927 cases throughout 2017. This is an exponential increase, which could have been prevented if people go and get their vaccinations in time. As Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, said in a statement: ‘Good health for all starts with immunization’.

Vaccines are of great importance in reducing infectious diseases. In order to develop new vaccines faster and more successfully, new vaccine technologies are necessary. The core of our activities is establishing new public-private partnerships with new research projects, also in the field of finding new vaccines.