New cases of measles have been diagnosed in Slovenia over the past few days and health authorities are warning of the problem of declining inoculation of the population as the cause of more frequent occurrence of this disease.
Slovenian media on Wednesday reported three new cases of measles, including a doctor and a nurse.
The information released in the Vecer daily was confirmed in the national health institute, explaining that the three new cases were people who had been in contact with a 38 year old man who was diagnosed a few days prior to that after returning from Serbia where, it is assumed, he was infected.
The same man infected a 12-month old baby who was treated last month and another 40 year old man, the daily reported.
The first case of measles in Slovenia this year was recorded in January and, according to available information, the disease was first diagnosed in people who had been abroad where they probably contracted the illness.
Early January, a man was diagnosed after he brought his child in for an examination and was not aware that he had been infected. As a result, 460 people with whom he had been in contact, were examined but, luckily, no one was infected.
Slovenia's health authorities have warned of the problem of a significant fall in inoculation among younger generations based on non-scientific information that vaccinating children is dangerous. Authorities have called for tighter regulations regarding this problem.