Experts predict epidemic of measles in Ukraine

29.05.2017 р., 15:35

In Ivano-Frankivsk 5 daily calls with suspected measles are recorded . 140 people have become ill, while last year in the region only eight patients have contracted this desease, informed doctor-immunologist at Children's Regional Hospital Galyna Benko. Measles spreads very quickly in Odessa. The number of cases with confirmed diagnosis reached 109 in the city, in 70 percent of them - children. First kids with suspected measles were taken immediately to the infectious department of the Kiev hospital. A few weeks may be enough for outbreaks in other cities, doctors warn and remind us that the only protection - timely vaccinations. Today in Ukraine there are over half a million doses of vaccine. In summer, the Ministry of Health expects to purchase as much again.

Experts predict epidemic of measles in Ukraine

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