3,554 people were infected with measles in Ukraine 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.
'As at February 2, the situation remains to be tense. 930 people, including 295 adults and 635 children sickened with measles during the fifth week of 2018 and it is 7% more than the previous week. Totally, 3,544 cases of the measles were spotted since the beginning of 2018, 1,165 adults and 2,389 children’, he noted.
Also, Kurpyta confirmed the death of a 25-year-old woman due to the measles in Ivano-Frankivsk region.
During the last week, the majority of the diseased are spotted in Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa, Zakarpattia, Chernivtsi, Lviv regions. There is no region in Ukraine were the measles was not spotted.
Earlier we reported that in 2017, the level of vaccination against measles has grown compare to 2016.