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3,000 Ukrainians infected with measles since beginning of 2018, - Healthcare Ministry

866 people sickened with measles during the fourth week of 2018 and it is 7% more than the previous week
16:15, 30 January 2018

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Almost 3,000 of the citizens of Ukraine, including 996 adults and 1,937 children infected with measles since the beginning of 2018. Volodymyr Kurpyta, the representative of the Public Health Centre of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry said this as 112.ua reported.

‘According to the data of the Public Health Centre, 866 people, including 292 adults and 574 children sickened with measles during the fourth week of 2018 and it is 7% more than the previous week. Totally, 2,933 cases of the measles were spotted since the beginning of 2018, 966 adults and 1,937 children’, he noted.

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At the moment, 1,966 people including 1,230 children are hospitalized.

Also, it is reported that no casualties are reported during the last week. Earlier three people, two children and one adult, died because of the measles.

During the last week, the majority of the diseased are spotted in Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa, Zakarpattia, Chernivtsi, Lviv regions. Two cases were spotted in Sumy region last week and only in Chernihiv region, any case of the infection was spotted since the beginning of 2018.

Related: Measles epidemic in Ukraine: Number of infected people grows

Earlier we reported that in 2017, the level of vaccination against measles has grown compared to 2016.

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