According to multiple reports, Fedriga spent four days at a hospital after being diagnosed with the potentially deadly virus, which starts with an itchy, blister-like rash on the skin.
In 2017, Italy introduced legislation that made vaccinations against 10 diseases, including polio, measles and chickenpox, compulsory and imposed a fine of up to €500 ($566) for parents who refused to vaccinate their children before the age of six.
Measles, which can develop into pneumonia and cause brain swelling resulting in death, is easily prevented with the MMR vaccine.
In a post on Facebook, Fedriga nonetheless asserted that he is not a supporter of the "anti-vax" movement.
"I'm reading a series of celebratory comments on Twitter because I've been hospitalized. I have always said that I am in favor of vaccines, but to achieve the result it is necessary to have an alliance with families not imposition. They even said I would get chicken pox from my children, not knowing that my children are vaccinated, as I have stated in interviews," he wrote.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccine hesitancy, which it defines as the "reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines," has greatly increased the global threat posed by vaccine-preventable diseases
"Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease — it currently prevents 2-3 million deaths a year, and a further 1.5 million could be avoided if global coverage of vaccinations improved," WHO writes on its website.