Thirty-five people have died in the past year from measles outbreaks across Europe, the World Health Organization has warned.
It described the deaths – which can be prevented with vaccination – as an “unacceptable tragedy”.
A six-year-old boy in Italy was the latest to die from the infection. More than 3,300 measles cases have been recorded in the country. The most fatalities – 31 – have been in Romania.
But there have also been deaths in Germany and Portugal since June 2016.
Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, the WHO regional director for Europe, said: “Every death or disability caused by this vaccine-preventable disease is an unacceptable tragedy.