Over 2,000 Ukrainians sickened with measles in 2019

Source : 112 Ukraine

A child died from the complications of the disease since the beginning of the year
19:20, 9 January 2019

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2,305 people, including 966 adults and 1,339 children got sick with measles starting from December 28, 2018, up to January 3, 2019, as the Healthcare Ministry reported.

The ministry noted that as of January 3, there are 809,073 doses of vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella, including 392,200 doses made in the U.S., which were sent to the regions of Ukraine. The supply of the vaccines to the western regions of Ukraine where the highest incidence is observed is prioritized.

Related: About 500 people fall ill with measles in Lviv region during first week of November

As we reported 54,481 (20,204 adults and 34,277 children) people got sick with measles in 2018.

15 people, including four adults and eleven children, died from the complications of the disease.

Related: Incidence of measles cases increased seventeen times in Ukraine

Earlier, we reported that a three-year-old boy died from measles at Odesa City Infectious Diseases Hospital. He became the third child in Odesa who died from this disease in 2019. In total, four residents of Odesa died from measles.

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