Over 3,000 people sickened with measles in Ukraine last week

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Healthcare Ministry emphasizes that the growth of the diseased has decreased
20:20, 28 January 2019

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3, 279 Ukrainians got measles last week and one adult died from the complications of the disease as Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported on Facebook.

The ministry emphasized that the growth of the diseased has decreased first since the beginning of the year. However, the incidence remains to be high.

Related: Five people died from measles in Ukraine in 2019

“The outbreak is the consequence of the decade of disbelief in the vaccination, state purchase of medicines and vaccines, and irresponsible attitude to this topic by the citizens as well,” the ministry noted.

As we reported, Ukraine’s Health Ministry will prepare documents for summoning special commission to consider the need to declare measles epidemic in Ukraine.

Related: Quarantine announced in Kyiv Lukyanivska prison over measles outbreak

Earlier, 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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