Ukrainian health officials reported an additional 2,751 measles infections during the past week, bringing the outbreak total for 2019 to 24,042 (10,588 adults and 13,454 children).


In addition, a ninth measles death was reported  a 57-year-old woman from Kiev.

Lviv, Vinnytsya and Rivne have seen the most cases year to date.

In the Lviv region, 19,671 children were vaccinated in the month of February. Similar events are already taking place in Vinnytsia region which were initiated by local authorities.

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Health officials remind parent that for reliable protection from illness, all children must receive both the first and second dose of measles vaccine in a timely manner.