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Measles outbreak in Ukraine, 28 children in Vinnytsia region get sick

All the sick children were not vaccinated or re-vaccinated
12:15, 2 October 2018

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Since the beginning of September, 28 children got sick with measles in one of the Vinnytsia region schools. Tetiana Bondarenko, the Head of Disease Treatment and Prevention for Children of Health Department of Vinnytsia Regional State Administration claimed this as BBC Ukraine reported.

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The measles outbreak is connected with the fact that the parent refuse from the vaccination. According to Bondarenko, all the sick children were not vaccinated or did not have the follow-up vaccination.

"In the region, there are enough vaccines for the children's protective vaccination coverage," she noted.

Related: Measles cases reach record level in Europe

It is reported that the incidence of measles in Vinnytsia region increased since the beginning of a school year. 83 cases of the measles, including 71 cases involving children were spotted in the region during a week.

Earlier it was reported that as of September 12, 30,744 persons have been sickened with measles since the beginning of 2018.

Related: Case of cholera spotted in south-east of Ukraine

Earlier Moldova imposed the “orange” threat level on the results of the session of the national emergency commission for public health. It is noted that the most of the cases were spotted in the southern regions of Moldova.

Also, the European Health Security Agency reported that Ukraine was the third in Europe on the number of people infected with measles in 2017. The leaders are Romania and Italy.

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