In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Ukraine, the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (computer translated) has reported 9091 measles cases – 3270 adults and 5821 children since the beginning of 2018.

Measles rash Image/CDC
Measles rash

In addition, seven fatalities due to complications of measles have been reported this year–five children and two adults.

Most cases have been reported from the following regions: Ivano-Frankivsk (1807), Transcarpathian (1607), Odessa (1207), Chernivtsi (855), and Lviv (870).

The Ministry of Health calls on parents to protect their children and ensure they are vaccinated against measles.

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The vaccine is available in all regions. The remainder of vaccines in Ukraine is about 304,000 doses. A new delivery of the vaccine is expected in April.