When the media gets science wrong: the deadly measles epidemic in Serbia

There is a resurgence of a once forgotten disease in the Balkans: measles. The first victim in Serbia is a 30-year-old Belgrade man who died from complications caused by measles, highlighting a crisis blamed on lower vaccination rates – and unethical media coverage.

The man was one of 1,719 cases of measles registered in Serbia since October 2017, according to a recent report from the Serbian Institute for Public Health.


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