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In the Chernivtsi region – almost half a thousand cases of measles

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In Chernivtsi oblast, the number of cases of measles has reached nearly 500 people, including 372 children. It is reported by the state institution 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 372 cases of 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 was 52 years, the youngest 2 months”, – stated in the message.

Of all registered cases hospitalized at 173.

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

We will remind, in Kiev on the morning of January 12 received 74 emergency of reported cases of measles, including 57 children up to 17 years and 17 adults.

In the capital accepted preventive and antiepidemic measures against measles. Children who have no vaccinations or proper medical certificate will not be admitted to classes in school and preschool educational institutions. Also in the capital temporarily suspended operation of the circus Kobzov because of the identified case of measles of an employee of the institution.

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