53 children got sick with measles in Ukraine's Ivano-Frankivsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The non-compliance of the storage and vaccination became the reasons for measles outbreak
16:50, 18 October 2018

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In Petranka village, in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 53 children of 5 - 13 years sickened with measles as the press service of the Public Health Center of Health Ministry reported.

43 children out of 53 receive treatment in the local outpatient unit and 10 of them were hospitalized in the infectious disease section of Rozhnyatovsky regional hospital. As for today, 8 children were discharged.

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The commission of the Health Ministry held the search in Petranka and established that the number of the gross violations became the reason for the measles outbreak.

There were a lot of children who were not previously vaccinated and not included in the vaccination plan. Also, the blackouts took place from time to time and it could influence the quality of the vaccines stored in the refrigerators.

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Moreover, the commission spotted the inappropriate keeping of the medical records.

"Medical cards of three children contained no marks about vaccination against measles, four children were vaccinated with the violation of the vaccination time demands, and information about vaccination of 46 children on the schedule was not full," the message said.

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As a results of the check, the Health Ministry obliged the Health Department of Ivano-Frankivsk regional state administration to assume measures to address gaps in Petranka village.

Earlier we reported that 28 children got sick with measles in one of the Vinnytsia region schools. The measles outbreak is connected with the fact that the parents refuse from the vaccination.

Earlier it was reported that as of September 12, 30,744 persons have been sickened with measles since the beginning of 2018.

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Also, Moldova imposed the “orange” threat level on the results of the session of the national emergency commission for public health. It is noted that the highest number of cases were spotted in the southern regions of Moldova.

Also, the European Health Security Agency reported that Ukraine was the third in Europe on the number of people infected with measles in 2017. The leaders are Romania and Italy.

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