Anti-vaccination myths spread via Russian accounts in social media, - Klimkin

Source : 112 Ukraine

This anti-vaccination program is part of the hybrid war waged by Russia, Ukrainian foreign minister said
22:04, 14 March 2019

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The anti-vaccination messages, which are now often seen in the social networks are spread across the Russian accounts. Pavlo Klimkin, the foreign minister of Ukraine posted this on Facebook.

Klimkin notes that the researchers already looked through thousands of messages in the social networks, where the anti-vaccination topic was the major one. Most of them appeared to be published from the accounts tied to Russia.

'This is how people undermine public trust for the efforts of the healthcare aimed to increase the rate of vaccination in Ukraine and the entire world', Klimkin wrote.

Related: Over 80,000 people sickened with measles in Ukraine due to absence of vaccinations

The official added that this anti-vaccination program is part of the hybrid war waged by Russia.

According to UNICEF, the number of incidence of measles rapidly grows. Meanwhile, Ukraine heads the rating as the country, where the greatest number of the cases of the incidence were spotted. In the result of the increase in the number of people diseased with measles, 98 countries stated about the increase in these cases in 2018 in comparison with 2017. The UNICEF made the rating of the countries with the worst indicators. The Philippines occupied the second place (15,599 cases of the incidence) and Ukraine got the first place with 35,120 cases of the incidence of measles. It is also known that 24,042 diseased with measles were spotted in Ukraine in 2019.

Related: Unvaccinated children not allowed to educational institutions in Ukraine's Mukachevo

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