By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Measles update

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The Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported an additional 203 measles cases this past week, 138 adults and 65 children.

Most of the new cases were reported in the Kyiv, Odessa, Chernivtsi  and Kharkiv areas.

Since the beginning of the year, 57,301 people became ill with measles – 27,039 adults and 30,262 children, and 18 people died from measles complications.

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine together with the Ministry of Education remind that unvaccinated children will not be able to attend kindergartens and schools with other students, except for those children who have medical contraindications for vaccination.


In 2019, Ukraine has already registered six tetanus cases, including one fatality. Three in five patients are children. The last case occurred on August 19 in the Lviv region.

The boy of 7 years went to the hospital with convulsions. Doctors diagnosed the child with tetanus and introduced immunoglobulin. The patient’s condition is still severe.

On August 10, the child fell off a bicycle and injured a knee. According to the mother, no tetanus vaccination was given.

The only way to protect yourself from tetanus is vaccination.