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Ukraine is second in Europe on incidence of tuberculosis

Source : 112 Ukraine

Healthcare Minister emphasized that the epidemics of tuberculosis is a serious issue for the health system of Ukraine
15:44, 25 June 2018

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Ukraine occupies the second place on the continent on the incidence of tuberculosis based on a number of ill per 100, 000 people. Uliana Suprun, the acting Healthcare Minister of Ukraine reported this on Facebook.

Related: Ukraine in PACE reports on drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe

She emphasized that the epidemics of tuberculosis is a serious issue for the health system of Ukraine.

“Almost every fourth case of tuberculosis in Ukraine is multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is not cured by the really effective anti-tuberculosis medicines. We are one of the world leaders of such form of tuberculosis,” she noted.

Related: Another outbreak of measles epidemic hits Ukraine

According to her the models of the medical outpatient services to the ill people were worked out and tested during last five years. However, there is a lot to do to make it operate fully.

As we reported on April 20, UNICEF delivered a new shipment of the MMR vaccine in the sum of 800, 000 doses.

Earlier the European Health Security Agency reported that Ukraine was the third in Europe on the number of people infected with measles in 2017. The leaders are Romania and Italy.

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