Over 30,000 people sickened with measles in 2019

Source : 112 Ukraine

Last week the majority of the cases were spotted in Kyiv
18:50, 18 March 2019

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30,794 people have infected with measles since the beginning of 2019 in Ukraine. 11 people died from measles as Public Health Center reported.

“Totally, 30,794 people, including 13,825 adults and 16,969 children, sickened with measles since December 28,2018 up to March 14, 2019,” the message said.

It is also reported that a 9-year-old girl died in Rivno region from the complications after the disease. Totally, 11 people died from the complications after measles.

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2,146 people, including 1,044 adults and 1,102 children sickened with measles during the 11th week of 2019.

Besides, the Healthcare Ministry noted that it is the first time when Lviv is not leading among the regions on the incidence.

However, the incidence rate grows in Kyiv, Khmelnytsk, Ternopil, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions and in Kyiv as well.

Related: Student of Medical University dies from measles in Ukraine's Vinnysia

Earlier, it was reported that over 15,000 Ukrainian sickened with measles in January 2019. However, the measles epidemic was not declared in Ukraine.

Besides, 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 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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