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

The lethal case happened due to complications after the disease - pneumonia
11:34, 10 February 2019

Serhiy Butenko, a student of the National Medical University of Vinnytsia
Student Council in Vinnytsia region

February 9, Serhiy Butenko, a student of the National Medical University of Vinnytsia, died from complications caused by measles. The Student Council in Vinnytsia region reports this on Facebook. 

Butenko died from pneumonia, a complication caused by the disease.

Related: No measles epidemic in Ukraine, - Ministry of Healthcare

“We express our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Let his soul rest in peace. We do invoke everybody of you to get vaccinated, as this disease can strike everyone when you don’t even think about it,” the report said.

Related: Five infants sickened with measles right after birth in Lviv

Earlier, the outbreak of measles was spotted among the personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine, assigned to the 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 be several 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. 

More than 15,000 Ukrainians got sick with measles since the beginning of the year.

Seven people died from the complications caused by measles in Ukraine since the beginning of 2019.

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

 

 

 

 

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