Measles epidemic in Ukraine: Number of infected people grows

Source : 112 Ukraine

As of January 22, Healthcare Ministry reported over 2,000 patients
21:33, 23 January 2018

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The number of those infected with measles in Ukraine continues to grow. Volodymyr Kurpita, the CEO at the Centre of Public Health of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.  

'The situation with measles in Ukraine remains tense. As of January 22, there are 2,084 people sick with measles in this country. 1,375 of them children and 709 are adults. 1,285 people became sick over two weeks', he said.

According to the official, three people deceased due to the illness since the beginning of the year.   

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