The number of measles cases rose by a third

Количество случаев кори выросло на треть

From the beginning, measles was sick more than 31 thousand people

The increase in the incidence of measles occurred due to a group of stay of children in educational institutions.

In Ukraine the number of cases of measles in the period from 17 to 23 September has increased compared to the previous week (from 10 to 16 September), 28% to 563 people, 378 of them children.

About it reports the Center for public health at the Ministry of health of Ukraine on Tuesday, 25 September.

It is noted that the increase in the incidence of measles was predictable.

“Because a group of stay of children in educational institutions, the risk of Contracting measles and other infectious diseases increases, so it is very important that children are vaccinated on time in accordance with the calendar of vaccination of vaccination”, – stated in the message.

Since the beginning of this year measles is sick 31443 people, 18686 of them children.

It is emphasized that as of 20 September, the country had in stock more than 700 million doses of vaccines.

Recall that in Ukraine has not reduced the number of measles cases. For the 37th week 2018 measles ill 440 people – 187 adults and 253 children.

Also soobwenie that in the village of Horonda in Transcarpathia closed the school because of a measles outbreak. One child was hospitalized in regional children’s hospital and another 16 for outpatient treatment.

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