In Ukraine recorded cases of congenital measles

В Украине зафиксировали случаи врожденной кори

The country recorded cases of congenital measles

In the country the number of children with measles under the age of 1 year 1291 child. Also recorded cases of congenital measles.

In Ukraine recorded cases of congenital measles in newborns. On Tuesday, September 11, reports the Center of public health of Ukraine.

According to the Ministry, most of all in Ukraine measles sick children – 60,5% (13 950 children). Often measles is common among children aged 5 to 9 years were 31.9% of all cases, and among children aged 1 to 4 years (2.9 percent).

“The worrying thing is the number of sick children under the age of 1 year 1291 the child are recorded cases of congenital measles”, – reported in the public health Center.

Experts note that the Ukrainian vaccination schedule against measles, mumps and rubella is not fundamentally different from the calendars of the who European region.

“However, vaccination coverage in Ukraine from 2009 to 2018 is considerably lower than in other countries in the who European region. To develop herd immunity against measles requires that immunization coverage reached 98%,” – said the Agency.

Epidemiologists emphasize that if a child missed the first or second dose of MMR vaccine on schedule, or the parents do not remember when and what shots made the child should be vaccinated.

“To inoculate PDA and make up for missed doses of the vaccine to all the children up to 18 years. If your child will soon be 1 year or 6 years, he needs to be vaccinated according to the calendar,” say the doctors.

We will remind, in Ukraine 36 a week this year, measles was ill 439 – 203 adults and 236 children. The incidence over the last week has been observed at the previous level.

The previously observed reduction in the incidence of measles.


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