The Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported an additional 2,250 measles cases the week ending Apr. 4, bringing the 2019 outbreak total to 37,328.
The number of fatalities due to the complications of measles remain at 14.
After several weeks of falling, the rate of measles in Ukraine is rising again. From March 28 to April 4, the most recent cases of measles were registered in Ternopil (243 patients: 81 adults and 162 children), in Kiev (214: 118 adults and 96 children), Kiev (175: 96 adults and 79 children), Kharkiv (171: 110 adults and 61 children) and Khmelnytsky (160: 84 adults and 76 children).
For reliable protection against ailment, all children must receive both the first and second dose of measles vaccine in a timely manner. The Ministry of Health calls on all to follow the vaccination calendar and to get the vaccine as soon as possible if they have missed a planned vaccination.
All regions are provided with measles, mumps and rubella vaccines produced in Belgium and the USA and as of April 4, there were 1,094,415 doses in Ukraine.
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