Health Ministry: 843 people fall ill with measles in Ukraine over past week

Health Ministry: 843 people fall ill with measles in Ukraine over past week

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A total of 843 people fall ill with measles in Ukraine over the past week, April 9-15, the Health Ministry’s press service reports.

“According to the data provided by the Public Health Center of the Health Ministry of Ukraine, 843 people fell ill with measles over the 15th week of 2018: 473 adults and 370 children. As many as 10,682 people fell ill with measles over first 15 weeks of 2018: 4,076 adults and 6,606children,” reads the report.

Since the start of outbreak in Ukraine, eight people have died of complications from measles: six children and two adults.

The largest number of cases of measles was recorded in Ivano-Frankivsk (1,925), Zakarpattia (1.782), Odesa (1,295), Lviv (1,114), and Chernivtsi (944) regions. The smallest number of cases of measles was recorded in Luhansk (4), Kherson (19), Chernihiv (21), Kharkiv (22), and Sumy (26) regions.

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