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Fifteen people died due to measles outbreak in Ukraine in 2018

It is noted that more than 36,000 Ukrainians got sick with the measles from the beginning of the year
14:26, 7 November 2018

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From the beginning of 2018, 15 people have died from measles as the press service of Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine reported.

"From the beginning of the year, 15 people, including eleven children and four adults died from the measles' complications," the message said.

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It is also noted that 36,455 people got sick with measles from the beginning of 2018 (14,111 adults and 22, 344 children).

The majority of them are from Lviv region (7,364 people: 2,164 adults and 5,200 children), Ivano Frankivsk region (3,612 people: 971 adults and 2,641 children), Zakarpattia region (3,459 people: 672 adults and 2,787 children), Odesa region (2,550 people: 1,274 adults and 1,276 children), Kyiv region (2,408 people: 1,491 adults and 917 children) and Ternopil region (2,120 people: 733 adults and 1,347 children).

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Earlier we reported that the number of cases of measles in January-September 2018 has increased 17 times in comparison with the same period of time in 2017.

In Rukshyna village, Chernivtsi region, southwestern Ukraine, 45 school students, and a pregnant teacher got sick with measles. Later, it turned out that the majority of the affected were not vaccinated.

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Moreover, 53 children fell ill with measles in Petranka village, Ivano-Frankivsk region, western Ukraine.

Besides, 28 children got sick with measles in one of the Vinnytsia region's schools. The measles outbreak is related to the fact that parents refuse to vaccinate their children.

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