From tlander56 on twitter:
BBC News - WHO issues Europe measles warning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15999492
Measles, Rubeola or Morbilli also know as red measles or hard measles has become a problem in Europe. From January to October 26,000 cases have been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO). The majority of cases were reported in Western European Countries.
Measles, (Rubeola or Morbilli) is highly contagious and is an airborne pathogen. Individuals infected with the measles, rubeola or morbilli are generally coughing, or sneezing and droplets spewed into the air are filled with infectious airborne pathogens. 90% of those in a room who are not vaccinated or have not been previously infected with this type of measles will most likely contract the disease. Reducing the amount of airborne pathogens would lessen the chance of breathing in those malignant microbes in an indoor environment.
Rubeola should not be confused with Rubella, which is the scientific name for German measles, of the genus of Rubivirus, and a different illness from a different virus. German measles is not as fatal, but still very dangerous as it can cause birth defects, miscarriage, and fetal death.
Prevention of Measles, Rubeola, or Morbilli is possible. The first recommended line of defense is the vaccination. Photocatalytic oxidation is the recognized technology that destroys airborne pathogens. Using air purification with this technology can significantly reduce malignant microbes in ambient air. As always, hand washing and surface cleaning and sanitation combined with vaccinations and air purification will ensure better health for everyone.