From the beginning of 2019, about 56 thousand people with measles were recorded in Ukraine, with only a little more than 35 cases registered last year, reports the press service of the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
According to the ministry, given such a dangerous situation, they are generous with vaccines. The appropriate order allows every citizen to be vaccinated. Unfortunately, the decision was made only in May, although the epidemic has been rampant in the country for more than one year.
According to UNICEF, last year Ukraine became the leader in the incidence of measles. According to the results of 2018, over 35 thousand cases were recorded there. However, data for the period from December 28, 2018 to July 4, 2019 show that the country has already broken its own record. During this time, 55.7 thousand people, including 29.6 thousand children, got sick with measles. Moreover, eighteen people died of complications from the disease.