In Kiev, 54 of measles, more than 20 infected in the circus

As at 9 in Kiev has registered 54 cases of measles. Among patients, 43 children, according to the Department of Rospotrebsoyuz.

According to preliminary data, almost all cases were not vaccinated against measles due to failure. Affects children in different age groups: among preschool educational institutions was 11 cases among schoolchildren – 21. Also registered one case when the sick teacher.

“From an epidemiological anamnesis it is established that more than 20 patients with 22.12.2017 for 30.12.2017 visited the circus Kobzov, among workers whose 26.12.2017 year registered a case of measles“, – stated in the message.

In 2017, there were five measles outbreaks, four of which are among representatives of Roma (ill 34 people, including 32 children). From the beginning of 2018, the intensity of the epidemic process has increased significantly.

The centre for public health, Ministry of health of Ukraine denies that Ukraine is a measles epidemic, but admits that the number of cases increased 43% over the first 11 months of 2017 in Ukraine was 3382 case of measles (intensive indicator on 100 thousand population of 7.94), over the same period of 2016 were registered 78 cases of measles (intensive index is 0.18).

We will remind, in December it was reported that in Odessa for a week sick with measles about 60 children.