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Over 55,000 people sickened with measles in Ukraine

18 died from the complications caused by measles
19:43, 1 July 2019

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55,300 people, including 25,987 adults and 29,316 children, sickened with measles in Ukraine since December 28, 2018 up to June 27, 2019 as the Healthcare Ministry reported.

During the last week, June 24-30, 601 people infected with measles, 287 adults and 314 children. The majority of the cases were spotted in Kyiv region (57 people:30 adults, 27 children), Lviv region (56 people: 20 adults, 36 children) and Kyiv (50 people: 27 adults, 23 children).

It is reported that over 110,000 people sickened with measles since summer 2017; 39 of them died.

Earlier, the UN reported that 70 percent of all measles cases in Europe are observed in Ukraine.

Besides, all adults will get the vaccines against measles for free. Acting Healthcare Minister Ulyana Suprun reported that another 780,000 vaccines against measles will be bought by Ukraine in 2019.

Earlier, a two-year-old boy deceased because of the complications caused by measles. The deadly case was observed in Lviv, western Ukraine. Moreover, a nine-year-old girl died from measles in the Rivne region.

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