Europe has witnessed the outbreak of record number of measles cases in 2018 taking the tally of infected people to 41,000, and the number of casualties has reached 37.
In 2017, the total number of infected people across Europe was 23,927, much more than the 2016’s figure of 5273.
807 cases of measles have been reported from England alone this year creating a state of panic across the country.
Measles being highly communicable can be passed through sneezes and cough, and may also lead to other complications like encephalitis and meningitis.
Some of the early signs of measles may be cold, conjunctivitis and loss of appetite and the infection may last for 7 to 10 days.