Measles in Ukraine is declining

Корь в Украине идет на спад

For a week in Ukraine for more than five hundred people came down with the measles

Last week sick with measles 12% less people than the week before. Since the beginning of the year, there were almost 30 thousand cases.

Second week in a row Ukraine has seen a reduction in the incidence of measles. In particular, over the past week, ill 538. On Tuesday, August 28, reports the Center of public health of the Ministry of health in Facebook.

“For the second consecutive week in Ukraine has seen a decrease in incidence of measles. According to the operative data of the Centre for public health, Ministry of health of Ukraine, 34-week 2018 measles sick 538 – 245 adults and 293 children. This is 12.5% less than the previous week”, – stated in the message.

With the beginning of the year with measles who became ill on 29 953 thousand people. Of them – 12 245 17 thousand adults and 708 children. Most had measles in the Lviv region (5830 people), Zakarpattia (3014 people), Ivano-Frankivsk (2757 people), Odessa (2355 people), Kiev (2098 people) and Ternopil (1606 people).

Since the beginning of the year from the complications of measles died 13 persons: 9 children and 4 adults.

The Centre for public health, noted that measles is a dangerous and highly contagious viral disease medications which does not exist, and complications can lead to death. Children and adults who have not received preventive vaccination, are at risk. To protect against the disease can only vaccination.

As of August 23, 2018 Ukraine has 777 908 thousand doses of vaccines.

Recall that a week earlier it was also reported the decrease in the number of patients with measles.


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