In Ukraine the number of patients with measles is growing rapidly – the Ministry of health

В Украине количество больных корью стремительно растет – Минздрав

During the 40th week of the year in Ukraine recorded in 3% more cases of measles.

This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of health on Tuesday, October 9.

“According to operational data of the Centre for public health, Ministry of health, for 40 weeks of 2018 measles sick person 554 – 157 adults and 397 children. This was 3% more than the previous week”, – stated in the message.

Since the beginning of the year, measles in Ukraine got sick 489 32 people – 13 013 19 adults and 476 children.

Most of the measles cases were recorded in Lviv (total of 6460 persons: 1994 4466 adults and children), Transcarpathian (total 3149 people: 601 2548 adult and children), Ivano-Frankivsk (a total of 3029 people: 858 2171 adults and a child), Odessa (only 2467: 1226 1241 adults and children), Kiev (only 2,250 people: 1419 adults and 831 children) and Ternopil (a total of 1219 people: 668 1151 adults and a child).

Since the beginning of the year from the complications of measles died 14 people, 10 children and four adults.

We will remind, in the Nikolaev area died of measles eight-year-old child.

In Ukraine will be held free immunization vaccines purchased for the budget, adults at increased risk of measles.

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