TIRANA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- In 2018 a total of 1,367 measles cases were confirmed in Albania, the Head of Department for the Control of Infectious Diseases in the Institute of Public Health (IPH) Silva Bino reported on Tuesday.
Bino stated that among the confirmed measles cases during last year, the most affected are children younger than two years of age.
"The epidemic curve for the daily number of confirmed cases peaked in March and April last year, followed by a slower decline, until the month of August last year," underlined Bino.
According to Bino, so far this year, 51 measles cases have been confirmed.
Bino called on parents to vaccinate their children.