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In Ukraine significantly increased the incidence of measles

В Украине значительно выросли масштабы заболеваемости корьюIn a month ill 15 thousand people.

For the first month of 2019 in Ukraine were 15 095 cases of measles. This was announced by the Ministry of health on Monday, February 4.

“Since December 28, 2018 to February 1, 2019 measles in Ukraine fell ill 15095 man – 6364 8731 adults and a child. During the 5th week 2019 measles 3379 sick people – 1499 adults and children 1880”, – stated in the message.

The highest incidence is in Lviv (total of 2,651 people: 908 adults and 1,743 children), Vinnytsia (1383 person: 588 adults and 795 children), Rivne (1389 people: 457 932 adult and child), Khmelnytskyi (1058 people: 583 adults and 475 children) areas and in Kiev (1214 man: 624 572 adult and child).

The Agency again called on parents have to vaccinate children according to the immunization schedule as soon as possible to catch up on vaccinations, if you miss a scheduled vaccination.

Note, for all of last year measles was sick about 54.5 thousand people. Thus, the incidence increased more than three times.

Epidemiologists say that in 2018 daily recorded 50 cases, and the first to 2019 – from 300 to 400.

However, the health Ministry decided not to declare the country an epidemic of measles.

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