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Quarantine announced in Kyiv Lukyanivska prison over measles outbreak

It is known about seven patients, but they have not been hospitalized yet
15:40, 21 January 2019

Quarantine announced in Lukyanivska pre-trial detention in Kyiv
Ukrainian News

The quarantine was announced in Lukyanivska pre-trial detention in Kyiv, because of a measles outbreak. This was reported by RBC-Ukraine news agency.

According to the source, since January 14, 2019, the measles outbreak was registered among the convicts in prison. “As of January 15, seven people fell ill,” the source said.

It was noted that hospitalization of sick people has not yet been carried out.

"71 people came into contact with the diseased. In order to prevent the spread of measles, an infection control commission was formed. A plan was developed and put into effect to prevent the spread of the disease among persons taken into custody," a source said.

In addition, the insulator for patients was created.

"The cells allocated for quarantine were given to the patients. No one was hospitalized yet, but if necessary, they will be hospitalized at the clinic. Enhanced medical surveillance has been established on the 21th day since January 15. Today we are identifying patients with measles. The regime-restrictive measures were also introduced in the prison," it was reported.

Related: Over 2,000 Ukrainians sickened with measles in 2019

As it was reported earlier, the outbreak of measles spotted among the personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine assigned to Vinnytsia military unit. The first case of the sickness of measles was spotted before the New Year and now, the number of the diseased increased up to more than a few dozens. The National Guard does not have a specialized medical unit so the soldiers are hospitalized to the city hospital. Four soldiers receive the treatment at Khmelnitsk District Hospital. The diagnosis measles is not confirmed yet; all of them have high fever and cough.

As we reported 54,481 (20,204 adults and 34,277 children) people got sick with measles in 2018.

15 people, including four adults and eleven children, died from the complications of the disease.

Related: Measles hit 2,300 people in Ukraine over week, - Healthcare Ministry

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