Three-year-old boy died from measles in Ukraine's Odesa region

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A boy became the third child in Odesa, who died from this disease in 2018
18:34, 11 December 2018

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A three-year-old boy died from measles at Odesa City Infectious Diseases Hospital, as Dumskaya reported.

He became the third child in Odesa, who died from this disease in 2018. Totally, four residents of Odesa died from measles.

Preliminary, a child got infected in the regional children clinical hospital, where he was treated after being diagnosed with bronchitis. When his state deteriorated, the doctors diagnosed pneumonia and sent a child to the infectious diseases hospital (there is a note in a medical history that a boy contacted with people infected with measles). Later, a boy was discharged but his state deteriorated in five days. A child was hospitalized to the infectious diseases hospital again. He also contacted with the possible carrier of measles.

Related: 2,384 people get sick with measles in Ukraine over past week

According to his mother, the doctor explained the contact with an ill child by accidence.

“He advised making him injections of immunoglobulin to prevent the infection. When he was discharged, he ran, moved. On December 1, he was running a temperature. Workers of the hospital said it looked like falling ill with measles. I gave him prescribed medicines in the morning. He immediately felt bad. I told doctors but they said that it was ok, just consequences of measles,” she said.

Despite the fact that the child began to eat the night before, he died at night.

“I came in the morning, a doctor came to me and said that a child suffocated,” the mother said.

Related: 12-year-old boy dies from measles in Zakarpattia

A boy was not vaccinated. According to his mother, he was sick in summer and missed planned immunization.

A woman is going to notify the police about the deadly incident. She thinks that the doctors carelessly took their responsibilities.

In his turn, Head of Infectious Diseases Hospital Svitlana Lavryukova does not see the guilt of the doctors.

“The ill people are hospitalized to the boxes according to the diagnosis... The illness was progressing very hard. Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment of this illness. We cannot cope with everything,” she said.

Related: 3-year-old child dies due to measles in Ukraine's Lviv region

The number of cases of measles in January-September 2018 has increased 17 times in comparison with the same period of time in 2017.

Earlier, 45 school students and a pregnant teacher got sick with measles in Rukshyna village, Chernivtsi region, southwestern Ukraine. Later, it turned out that the majority of the affected were not vaccinated.

Related: No measles epidemic in Ukraine, just occasional outbreaks, - Health Ministry

Moreover, 53 children fell ill with measles in Petranka village, Ivano-Frankivsk region, western Ukraine.

Besides, 28 children got sick with measles in one of the Vinnytsia region's schools. The measles outbreak is related to the fact that parents refuse to vaccinate their children.

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