Anti-Vaccination Activists To Blame For Bosnia's Measles Outbreak, Say Experts

March 1, 2015 5:27 PM

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Anti-Vaccination Activists To Blame For Bosnia's Measles Outbreak, Say Experts

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak.

This trend — combined with a generation that could not be immunized because of lack of vaccines during Bosnia's 1992-95 war — has led to 5,340 measles cases in Bosnia, according to the World Health Organization.

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