2,285 measles cases – 1,121 adults and 1,164 children, were reported the week ending May 11, according to the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

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This brings the number of cases to 47,383 since the beginning of the year, including 16 deaths.

During the week, Kharkiv, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Kiev and Kyiv reported the most cases.

Since mid-2017, Ukraine reported more than 100,000 measles cases, 37 of whom died.

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Measles is one of the most highly contagious diseases, but is preventable through vaccination.

Measles is common in many parts of the world, including both industrialized and developing countries.  Worldwide, more than 20 million people are infected each year. Measles is the leading cause of vaccine-preventable death among children in the world.

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