"While data indicate exceptionally high immunisation coverage at regional level, they also reflect a record number affected and killed by the disease".
Two adults died from measles in 2017 in the UK.
This lead to distrust in vaccinations after concerns were made public by the manufacturers regarding its potential side effects.
Denton County Public Health officials said Wednesday there's one confirmed case of measles in the county.
It comes as the city of Washington in the United States declared a measles state of emergency, and the measles death toll in south-east Asia continues to rise.
Past year 82,600 people in 47 European countries contracted measles.
World Health Organization recognised that in parts of Europe, vaccinations are growing, but the organisation says countries such as Ukraine and Romania have regressed.More news: Trump suffers Senate defeat in Syria troops withdrawal vote
Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year - including among people who had previously shunned the shots.
"I think "patchwork" is a good word to use to describe it", said Vinita Dubey, associate medical officer of health with Toronto Public Health. It is also easily preventable through vaccination. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent".
"We are seeing some very large outbreaks of measles at the moment especially in places like the Philippines, Ukraine, Romania and Africa", Professor Raina MacIntyre, a biosecurity expert at the University of New South Wales said. As such, cases in this particular outbreak have spread among unvaccinated individuals in Orthodox Jewish communities, but have yet to affect those outside of the religious group, according to the New York City Health Department.
Health authorities are reporting a global resurgence in measles cases. Between January 13 and February 2, 2,739 children and 1,754 adults were vaccinated compared to 630 children and 60 adults over the same period previous year.
Immunization and vitamin A supplementation of 9-month-old children are the best defenses against measles, the DOH said.
"Outbreaks of measles in popular tourist destinations mean the risk for measles being imported into Australia at the moment is high", said Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director Communicable Diseases NSW Health. The Philippines is also battling a major outbreak, with more than 1,800 cases and 26 deaths.
"It should be a wake-up call. not only for every person [and] for every health center in Madagascar, but for the whole world", Kightlinger tells CNN, noting that some Americans choose not vaccinate their kids, while in Madagascar low vaccine rates are typically due to lack of access.