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5-year-old child died due to measles disease in Ukraine, - source
19:34, 11 January 2018
5-year-old child died due to measles disease in Ukraine, - source

It is the first fatal case due to measles disease in 2018

19:34, 11 January 2018

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A 5-year-old child died due to the measles disease in Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky district of Odesa region. Vyacheslav Polyasny, the Head of Healthcare Department of Odesa region claimed this as Oblvesti reported.

Related: Measles outbreak in Ukraine: What you need to know about dangerous virus

'One fatal case is recorded in 2018. A 5-year-old child died in Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky district. It is due to the late visit to a doctor', Polyasny noted.

As we reported 54 people, including 43 children sickened of measles since the beginning of 2018. Moreover, more than 20 children have sickened of measles after the visit of one of the circuses in Kyiv.

Related: Ministry of health: no hepatitis A epidemic in Ukraine

Measles is is a highly contagious infection. Initial signs and symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40° C, cough, running nose, and inflamed eyes. Complications occur in about 30% of cases and may include diarrhea, blindness, inflammation of the brain, and pneumonia.

 

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