287 people got sick with measles in Ukraine within the first weekend of August - 160 adults and 127 children. The representatives of the Healthcare Ministry noted that such indicators show that the number of measles cases increased, as the press office of the establishment reported.
The majority of the cases was recorded in Kyiv, Vinnytsia Chernivtsi, Khmelnytsky regions, and in Kyiv.
In total, 56, 861 people (26,748 adults and 30,113 children) got measles in 2019. 18 fatal accidents were recorded. Since 2017, 117,000 people got sick with measles.
Babies at the age of six months are at risk, they should be vaccinated, as the Healthcare Ministry recommends.
In March 2019, Ukraine topped the rating as a country with the highest measles toll.