Tragic story. That poor mother must be wracked with guilt.
The first fatality as a result of the measles epidemic now taking hold in Portugal was announced this morning by RTP news.
The 17-year-old girl had been fighting for life in Lisbon’s Dona Estefânia hospital since the weekend, suffering from bilateral pneumonia.
According to reports, this is one of the potential complications of the disease.
Her mother is apparently "anti-vaccines" and a fan of homeopathy, said the paper.
The teen caught the virus from a baby admitted into Cascais hospital with measles.