Talking Europe

Measles outbreaks in Europe: Cases spike amid vaccination slump

On March 1, UNICEF sounded the alarm over a worldwide resurgence of measles. Cases of measles have spiked in several European countries recently, while over the last couple of weeks, a French family has been accused of "importing" the potentially deadly disease to Costa Rica. There's widespread concern about the falling take-up of vaccines in some parts of the EU, amid questions over how government policy, fake news and poverty come into the picture.


In this debate we tackle some of the many questions surrounding this key public health issue, with three MEPs who are all members of the European Parliament's Environment and Public Health Committee.

Programme produced by Isabelle Romero and Roxane Runel.

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