Health Ministry reports on decrease in measles cases in Ukraine

Health Ministry reports on decrease in measles cases in Ukraine

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A total of 436 people have fallen ill with measles in Ukraine over the past week, which is 18.9% less compared with the previous week, the Health Ministry reports.

“Over the 35th week of 2018, 436 people have fallen ill with measles: 214 adults and 222 children. It is 18.9% less compared with the previous week,” reads the report.

In particular, since the start of the year, 30,363 people have contracted measles: 12,440 adults and 17,923 children.

The largest number of cases of measles was recorded in Lviv region (5,913 people: 1,862 adults and 4,051 children), Zakarpattia region (3,037 people: 537 adults and 2,464 children), Ivano-Frankivsk region (2,785 people: 793 adults and 1,992 children), Odesa region (2,382 people: 1,201 adults and 1,181 children), the city of Kyiv (2,122 people: 1,335 adults and 787 children) and Ternopil region (1,628 people: 634 adults and 994 children).

Also, according to the Health Ministry, 13 people have died of complications from measles since the start of the year: 9 children and 4 adults

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