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Doctors warned of a sharp increase in the incidence of measles. Video

Врачи предупредили о резком росте заболеваемости корью. Видео Over the last week, the incidence rate increased by 8.2%.

In Ukraine in the penultimate week before Christmas measles ill 2 870 people – 1 adult and 1 071 799 children (8.2% more than last week).

Since the beginning, measles was ill 52 to 349 (19 349 adults and 33 children), according to the public health Center of Ministry of health of Ukraine.

According to authorities, most are ill with measles in areas less covered by routine immunization.

“From the beginning, the highest incidence rates in Lviv (11 429: 3 228 8 201 adults and children), Ivano-Frankivsk (only 5 420: 1 442 978 adults and 3 children), Transcarpathian (only 4 621 persons: 962 659 adults and 3 children), Ternopil (3 513: 1 200 313 adults and 2 children), Vinnytsia (3 211 persons: 1 116 095 adults and 2 children) and Chernivtsi (total 3 182 people: 1 050 2132 adults and children areas,” the report says.

From the beginning, from complications of measles died on 16 people: 12 children and 4 adults.

The health Ministry stressed that vaccination is the only way to prevent complications and death from measles.

Doctors warn that in adults, the disease lasts much more complicated. Measles can lead to blindness, encephalitis, pneumonia and even death.

First symptoms of measles resemble a viral respiratory infection: increased body temperature, a cough, a sore throat and stuffy nose. After three or four days on the face and on whole body red rash.

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