Another outbreak of measles epidemic in Ukraine

18:51, 31 May 2018

The number of Ukrainians who get sick of measles is now growing. According to the Health Ministry, 1,334 people fell sick over the past week. 812 of them are children.

Most cases are observed in western Ukraine, southwestern regions of the country and in Kyiv. Since January, over 18,000 Ukrainians have been infected with measles. Nine died due to complications.

The Health Ministry said that vaccination is the only way to protect oneself from the disease.