Out of the group in Skåne, most are children, and all of them are unvaccinated.
To prevent measles from getting a hold in the country, 90 to 95 percent of the population need to be immune.
“This is the case in Sweden today, but measles is contagious and you don’t need many unvaccinated people for the disease to spread widely,” says Anders Tegnell.
False information about the vaccine being dangerous led to a drop in vaccinations for some time, which led to large measles epidemics in some countries, among them Great Britain, according to Tegnell.
“When there is no experience from the disease, people lose respect for it, “ he adds.