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Nearly half of Europeans wrongly believe vaccines often cause serious side-effects, according to a poll that comes amid a global rise in measles.
In high income countries, the US, France then Britain have had the highest numbers of unvaccinated children between 2010-2017.
"We all know that there is a huge number of fake vaccinated children. Every mum in the playground knows it. They say ‘All the mothers do it, they just go and bribe the doctor or a nurse’."
The 5-year-old and his parents are on holidays in the Latin American country.
WHO said “uneven progress between and within countries” was to blame for the record numbers.
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Dr Mark Muscat of the World Health Organization tells Euronews that a lack of vaccination coverage is behind the record numbers of measles case in Europe.
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It comes as the number of measles cases quadrupled in Europe in 2017, with 35 fatalities, according to the World Health Organization.
An Italian toy maker has been urged to withdraw a doll that can be cured of the measles using "magic" wipes and cream.
Uptick in measles cases mostly localised around one Porto hospital where some health professionals appear to have neglected their vaccination regimes.
The number of measles cases in Europe has quadrupled in a year, according to the World Health Organization.
It's worst in Italy and Romania.
In the past year, 34 people have died after contracting measles in Romania. More than 9,233 cases have been recorded in the current outbreak.