Macedonian health ministry confirms first death from measles

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SKOPJE, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Macedonian Health Minister Venko Filipce confirmed on Friday the death of a six-month-old baby related to measles.

According to Filipce, the baby was under treatment for lung complications and was not vaccinated.

The minister said vaccination in Macedonia should continue in order to strengthen the immunity of the population after the significant drop on vaccination coverage in 2014.

Filipce also confirmed that two children are treated for lung complications but not in life-threatening conditions.

The minister made the remarks after his visit at the Neurology Clinic in Skopje.

On Jan. 2, the Health Ministry in Macedonia declared the outbreak of measles in the capital of Skopje. Enditem

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