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In Chernivtsi region, nearly 500 people became ill with measles

In Chernivtsi region, nearly 500 people became ill with measles

Among the diseased – 372 children and 96 adults

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In Chernivtsi region physicians recorded nearly 500 cases of measles.

This was reported in the Chernivtsi regional laboratory center of the Ministry of health of Ukraine.

“As of January 12, in the Chernivtsi region recorded 468 cases of measles. Among the diseased – 372 children (79%) and 96 adults. The greatest specific weight among children – 40% (144 patients) are in the age group 5-9 years. The oldest patient is 52 years old, the youngest 2 months”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that among adults often hurts young people of 20-29 years – 31 people (45%). Of the 468 cases of measles hospitalized 173 people, others receive outpatient treatment.

Most patients reported among residents Putyla district – 172.

310 people, or 66% of cases, were not vaccinated or only received one dose of vaccine.

The last outbreak of measles in Chernivtsi region was observed in 2012 (364).

During measles outbreaks in 2006 was ill 640.

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