54 people sicken of measles since beginning of 2018

Source : 112 Ukraine

37 people were hospitalized
09:44, 11 January 2018

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54 people, including 43 children sickened of measles since the beginning of 2018 as Serhy Chymak, the Head of Kyiv City Lab Center of Healthcare Ministry exclusively reported to 112 Ukraine.

According to him, 37 people were hospitalized.

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'It was established during the gather of the epidemiological analysis that almost all of them were not vaccinated against measles. Also, according to the parents, more than 20 children who visited the mass event held in Kyiv became ill. Talking about the source of the infection, it can be connected with the particular events', he noted.

Chumak recommends not visiting the places of mass gathering and avoid the contacts with the ill people. 

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Earlier it was reported that 16 children were hospitalized due to measles.

3 382 people sickened of measles during 2017.

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