In Ukraine in 70-fold increase in the incidence of measles

В Украине в 70 раз выросла заболеваемость корью

More than 70% of cases of measles – children and adolescents

An overwhelming number of cases of the disease recorded in Ivano-Frankivsk and Odessa regions.

This year, the incidence of measles in Ukraine has increased more than 70 times compared to last year. Cases of the disease was recorded in 15 regions, the press service of the Ministry of health.

So, as of 13 June in the country was 735 cases of measles, 392 of them in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 267 – Odessa. The majority of cases 536 people, or 72,93% of children and adolescents.

In addition, the cases were registered in the Ternopil region – 19, in Dnipropetrovsk – 11, Vinnytsia – nine, Chernivtsi – eight, Lviv – seven, Transcarpathian and Kyiv, by four Khmelnytskyi – three, Kirovohrad – two. Isolated cases recorded in the Donetsk, Zhytomyr and Cherkasy oblasts.

“Over the same period in 2016, there have been only 10 measles cases in the Lviv, Chernivtsi, Kyiv, Cherkasy regions and in Kyiv”, – noted in the Ministry of health.

The Ministry stressed that the outbreak is associated with a low level of vaccination in the country. As of may 1, 2017 balances of the combined vaccine to prevent measles in the regions amounted to 551 thousand doses.

As reported Корреспондент.netin 2016 the American continent to be completely free of measles. To get rid of this viral disease was helped by the vaccination of the population.

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