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Seven people died from measles in Ukraine in 2019

In January, over 15,000 Ukrainian sickened with measles
20:05, 8 February 2019

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Seven people died from the complications caused by measles in Ukraine since the beginning of 2019 as Ukrinform reported citing Deputy Healthcare Minister Olha Stefanyshyna.

“Seven Ukrainians, including two children, died from the measles since the beginning of the year. 28 Ukrainians, 17 children and 11 adults, died from the complications caused by measles from 2017, the beginning of measles outbreak.

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

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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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