The Ministry of health explained statistics of the incidence of measles

В МОЗ уточнили статистику заболеваемости корью

The country recorded 4782 cases of measles.

In Ukraine at the end of 2017 fixed 4782 cases of measles. This is stated in the message of Ministry of health.

So, as of January 11, 2018 in Kiev measles sick 66 people, of whom 54 were children.

“In 2017, most of the cases registered in Ivano-Frankivsk region – 1344, Odessa and Transcarpathian 1256 – 637. Five people in the Odessa area died, including 3 children”, – said the Agency.

The health Ministry said that measles outbreaks are cyclical and occur every 5-6 years, and their main reason for low vaccination coverage.

“In 2016, less than half of the children received measles vaccine according to the schedule. From September 2017 ongoing intensive immunization activities”, – stated in the Ministry of health.

The Ministry recalled if the child will soon be 1 year or 6 years, he needs to be vaccinated the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella according to the immunization schedule if a child was not vaccinated on time according to the calendar – it is necessary to vaccinate within 72 hours.

Earlier the who said that measles is a leading cause of death in children.

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