In an update on the measles outbreak in Ukraine,  the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reports an additional 3,264 cases in the past week. This includes 1,545 adults and 1,719 children.

Kiev, Ukraine Image/Katatonia via pixabay
Kiev, Ukraine
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This brings the total measles cases to 21,355 through Feb. 15, health officials state.

Lviv continues to report the most cases with 3,446, followed by Rivne (1,927), Vinnytsia (1,901), Khmelnytsky (1,542) and Kyiv (1,791).

The vaccination drive in Lviv began Feb. 18 where 50,000 children are slated to get vaccinated.

“I once again appeal to parents to agree to vaccination, to allow teachers to bring these children to the clinic, where under the supervision of the doctor who is responsible for the vaccination process, your child will be vaccinated and will be protected from the measles virus, ” – says the head of the department of protection Volodymyr Zub, Health Center of the Lviv City Council.

In total, nearly 3,000 children have been harassed in the first three days of a campaign against measles. This is more than the average monthly rate of vaccination of children of Lviv region last year.