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

Source : 112 Ukraine

The virus struck brain and lungs of a child
16:02, 4 June 2019

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Another death from measles registered in Rivne city, western Ukraine. Three-month-old child from the complications caused by this disease, as Rivne Regional Lab Center reported.

It is reported that a girl was born by a woman, who infected with measles during the pregnancy. A child was born premature and had congenital measles. The virus struck the brain and lungs of a child. All necessary resuscitation events took place; however, it was impossible to save a child.

The diagnosis measles was confirmed at the virological labs.

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It is noted that 74 citizens of Rivne region, including 60 children, infected with measles last week. 25 ill people, including 14 children, were hospitalized.

As we reported 50,749 people, including 24,905 adults and 26,844 children, sickened with measles in Ukraine in 2019.

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

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

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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