Ukraine on brink of measles epidemic

21:45, 23 January 2019

Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry considers whether the measles epidemic should be announced officially by the end of the week. Such serious concerns are sparkled by the ongoing spread of the disease across the country.

In Lutsk, northwestern Ukraine, over a thousand school students were suspended because they haven't been vaccinated against measles.  According to Acting Healthcare Minister Ulyana Suprun, the final decision on announcing the epidemic is within the competence of the special commission.