From the beginning of measles in Ukraine got sick of about 6.5 thousand people, – Ministry of health

From the beginning of measles in Ukraine got sick of about 6.5 thousand people. This was during a briefing at the Ukrainian crisis media center said Victor Lyashko, Deputy Director General for supervision of infectious diseases, state institution “Center of public health Ministry of health of Ukraine”.

“According to operational data for 9-week sick with measles 684 people, of whom 266 adults and 418 children. This is 12% less than during the previous week. Since the beginning of the year with measles who became ill on 6 484 thousand person – 2 thousand 226 thousand 4 adults and 258 children,” he said.

According to him, from them 4 thousand 421 people were hospitalized. With the beginning of the year died of measles seven people, including 5 children and two adults.

“Five people died in the Odessa region, one – in Ivano-Frankivsk and one in Transcarpathia”, – he stressed.

Lyashko said that there are more people sick with measles in Ivano-Frankivsk (1 426 thousand) and Transcarpathian (1 138 thousand) regions, and the lowest in Kharkiv, where there were only 2 of disease.

Recall that in late February, the situation with measles in Ukraine has stabilized.

Earlier, the European Agency for health protection stated that Ukraine became the third country in Europe in number of patients with measles. The “leader” was Romania, in second place is Italy.