With an additional 2,279 people infected with measles during the week ending April 13, the outbreak in Ukraine now stands at 39,549 including 14 fatalities, according to the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

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Fifty-four percent of cases have been reported in children.

During the most recent week, cases were reported in Kyiv (309 patients: 199 adults and 110 children), Kharkiv (239: 165 adults and 74 children), Khmelnytsky (186 : 93 adults and 93 children) and Lviv (157: 41 adults and 116 children) areas.

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine together with the local authorities continues special measures to stop the outbreak of measles in the country. During the first quarter, a special operation to raise the level of vaccination continued in the Lviv region. As a result, 90% of children in the region have protection from measles, Lviv region has ceased to be a leader among the regions with the highest rates of measles. In the near future such a special operation will begin in Khmelnytsky region , where the number of new diseases increases every week.