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Lithuanian MFA recommends get vaccinated against measles when traveling to Ukraine

Travelers are recommended to get vaccinated due to a severe outbreak of measles in Ukraine
21:06, 25 March 2019

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The Foreign Ministry of Lithuania recommends the citizens to get vaccinated against measles before going to Ukraine, as Delfi reported.

“Due to the outbreak of measles in Ukraine, the travelers are recommended to get vaccinated against measles. Only two doses of vaccine provide long-term immunity,” the Foreign Ministry reports.

A few cases of measles brought from Ukraine were recorded in Lithuania (including one Lithuanian MP).

As it was reported on March 18, since the beginning of the year, 30,794 people who got sick were recorded and 11 people who died from this illness.  

Related: Woman sick with measles died after childbirth in Sumy

Earlier a two-year-old boy deceased because of the complications caused by measles. The deadly case was observed in Lviv, western Ukraine. 

Moreover, a nine-year-old girl died from measles in Rivne region. It is the third case since the beginning of the year.

Generally, it was reported that 30,794 people have infected with measles since the beginning of 2019 in Ukraine. The incidence rate grows in Kyiv, Khmelnytsk, Ternopil, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions, and in Kyiv city as well.

Related: Over 30,000 people sickened with measles in 2019

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