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First death from measles spotted in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The complications after measles led to the death
13:53, 18 February 2019

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The first death from measles, in the result of the complications after this disease was spotted in Kyiv. A 57-year woman died as Ukrinform reported citing leading infectious disease specialist of Ukraine, Head of Infectious Diseases  Department of the National Medical University of Bohomolets Olha Holubovska.

“Recently, a deadly case of measles was spotted in Olexandrivsky Hospital. A 57-year woman died. She had such complications as severe pneumonia and suspicion for a lung artery thrombembolia. It is the first case in the hospital and in Kyiv,” she said.

Related: Mass vaccination against measles to take place in Lviv

As we reported seven people died from the complications caused by measles in Ukraine since the beginning of 2019.

Earlier it was reported that over 15,000 Ukrainian sickened with measles in January 2019. Besides, the measles epidemic will not be declared in Ukraine.

Related: No measles epidemic in Ukraine, - Ministry of Healthcare

Besides, the outbreak of measles was spotted among the personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine, assigned to Vinnytsia military unit. The first case of the sickness of measles was spotted before the New Year and now, the number of the diseased increased up to more than a few dozens. The National Guard does not have a specialized medical unit so the soldiers are hospitalized to the city hospital. Four soldiers receive the treatment at Khmelnytsky District Hospital. 

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