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Measles outbreak: more than 1,000 people got sick in Ukraine

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During the last week 1,070 people, including 507 adults and 563 children got the measles in Ukraine as the Health Ministry reported.
‘It is the biggest number of new cases spotted during a week since the measles outbreak’, the message said.

Moreover, the ministry considers the possibility of the adults’ immunization on the epidemic indicators using the vaccine bought for the state funds.
Totally, 11,700 people fell ill, including 4,564 adults and 7,157 children since the beginning of 2018. Eight people died, six of them are children.

As we reported on the request of Ukraine’s Health Ministry, UNICEF delivered a new shipment of the MMR vaccine in the sum of 800, 000 doses on April 20.
Earlier the European Health Security Agency reported that Ukraine was the third in Europe on the number of people infected with measles in 2017. The leaders are Romania and Italy.

 
 
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