Romania’s Deadly Measles Outbreak Spotlights Widespread Rejection of Vaccines

By Anonymous

Plummeting vaccination rates leave poor country at the forefront of an escalating European trend; ‘There is a risk in anything you do’

BUCHAREST, Romania—Ioan Nechita Gheorghe sat with his 6-year-old son in a hospital in the city of Iasi in northeast Romania this summer as the boy received treatment for measles.

Mr. Gheorghe, 41 years old, hadn’t had any of his nine children vaccinated. “We heard that other children became ill or were left paralyzed after being vaccinated.”