At least 1458 people contracted the measles or still have it, reports the RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) Thursday. Since last week 110 new cases have been reported, more than twice as many as the week before.
In the past week the number of patients with measles has increased with 127 new occurrences. The official total of people affected is now 1162.
The number of measles infections has risen again. There are now 466 cases of measles reported and that are 145 more than last week. Compared to last week, there are 5 new hospitalizations added.
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has signals that in reality there are many more people sick. That's because not everyone visits the doctor.
The measles epidemic is concentrated in the so-called Bible Belt. There are many people of Reformed denomination who don’t go for vaccination because of their faith.