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Over 56,000 people sickened with measles in Ukraine in 2019

18 people died from the complications of this disease
09:41, 16 July 2019

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56,105 people, including 26,358 adults and 29,727 children sickened with measles since the beginning of the year (from December 28, 2018, up to July 11, 2019). 18 people died from the complications of this disease as the Healthcare Ministry reported.

During the 28th week of 2019, 345 people, including 180 adults and 165 children, got sick with measles.

Related: Ukraine wrestles with measles as cases rise 300 percent worldwide

From June 28 up to July 11 the majority of the cases were spotted in Kyiv (44 diseased: 32 adults and 12 children), Khmelnytsky region (29 diseased: 14 adults and 15 children), Chernivtsi region (24 diseased: 10 adults and 14 children), Kyiv region (23 diseased: 16 adults and 7 children), and Zakarpattia region (23 diseased: 8 adults and 15 children).

56,105 people, including 26,358 adults and 29,727 children sickened with measles since the beginning of the year (from December 28, 2018, up to July 11, 2019). During the outbreak starting from summer 2017, almost 115,000 people sickened with measles; 39 of them died.

“The vaccines are only reliable defense from measles; especially, if the outbreak of incidence spotted in your region,” the Healthcare Ministry noted.

Related: Three-month-old child dies from measles in Ukraine's Rivne

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.

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