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Meanwhile, Ukraine had the highest rate of measles cases in Europe, at 1,209 per one million population - 10 times the country's rate in 2017.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious health complications, including infections of the lungs and brain.

Clark County also listed 11 suspected cases of measles.

Measles is transmitted through direct contact with an infected person or through the air when the infected person coughs or sneezes.

Measles is one of the most highly contagious viruses in existence, which makes the prospect of an outbreak frightening.

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Three Multnomah County youths have measles, bringing Oregon's total of measles cases to four.

A report published by the European Commission past year and compiled by a team led by Ms Larson found measles immunisation coverage had fallen in 12 EU countries since 2010, and seven out of the 10 countries with the lowest vaccine confidence in the world were in Europe.

A person can carry measles for up to two weeks before symptoms show.

Most of the infections have occurred in children, under age 18, who were unvaccinated. In Washington state, permissive vaccination rules are being blamed for the outbreak.

While families in Madagascar have difficulty accessing the measles vaccine, outbreaks in Europe and the US are often linked to vaccine hesitancy - the reluctance of parents to vaccinate their children because of unfounded fears about the treatment.

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Heidi Larson, a specialist in vaccines and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said the increase in cases was a "wake-up call on the importance of building confidence in vaccination". Concern over the vaccine can be traced back to a 1998 paper by former doctor Andrew Wakefield, who falsely linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism.

The orders represent only state-supplied vaccines requested through the federal Vaccines for Children program, which provides free immunizations to children who otherwise couldn't afford them.

Multnomah County officials have reported a steep uptick in vaccinations over this time a year ago.

"I think "patchwork" is a good word to use to describe it", said Vinita Dubey, associate medical officer of health with Toronto Public Health.

In 34 of the countries, estimated coverage with a second dose of measles vaccine was below 95 per cent.

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