US warns tourists about measles outbreak in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is recommended to observe the ordinary rules to prevent the disease
09:05, 16 January 2018

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Centers of Disease Control and Prevention of the US (CDC) warned the tourists about the measles outbreak in Ukraine as the website of the department reported.

'CDC recommends that travelers to Ukraine protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Before departure from the United States, infants (6 through 11 months of age) should have 1 dose of MMR vaccine, and adults and children over 1 year of age should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine separated by at least 28 days', the message said.

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This message relates to the first level. It is recommended to observe the ordinary rules to prevent the disease.

A measles outbreak was recorded in the autumn of 2017. According to the Ministry of Health, the country already has 70 times more cases of measles than in the previous year - more than 2000 people. Indications of the most common diseases are recorded in Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa and Ternopil regions. At the same time, more than half of the cases are children from one year to eight.

Related: For two days more than 2 000 Kyivans received measles vaccinations

Earlier we reported that the number of infected with measles increased to 87 in Kyiv as at January 15. Moreover, about 500 people sickened measles in Chernivtsi region.

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