Measles Virus Claims Its First Victim
Albanian Daily News
Published February 9, 2018
A 7-months baby becomes the first victim of measles virus in Tirana on Friday.
The baby died due to severe complications after being hospitalized in Pediatric Hospital in capital. Medical staff efforts to save the infant's life resulted unsuccessful.
Preliminary verification indicated that the infant had not been vaccinated against this disease because this vaccine is injected to the children after one year of age.
Numerous children have been affected by measles virus during this period. Some 55 children are currently receiving extensive medical care after being isolated in separate rooms in hospital.