The measles outbreak: in Transcarpathia hundreds of cases

Эпидемия кори: на Закарпатье сотни заболевших

86% of patients with measles Ukrainians have not been vaccinated

With the beginning of 2018, the region’s only emergency messages to registered 242 measles. Mostly sick not vaccinated Ukrainians.

In the Transcarpathian region there is an intensive spread of measles. This was stated by head of the Department of surveillance (monitoring) and prevention of infectious diseases Victoria Timchik, according to local newspaper

According to Timchuk, measles is spread primarily among non-vaccinated citizens.

“From the beginning of 2018 in the region for emergency messages already registered 242 of measles mainly in non-vaccinated individuals (70% of all cases). Every day we receive new cases,” – said in the message.

It is noted that most suffer from measles in Uzhgorod, Tyachiv, Vynohradiv districts and the city of Uzhgorod.

As reported Корреспондент.netbefore it became known that from the beginning of 2018 in Ukraine ill with the measles 1285 people. Among them, 429 adults and 856 children.

Previously the acting Minister of health Ulyana Suprun said that Ukraine purchased about one million doses of vaccines against measles, which is expected to arrive in April.

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