Ukraine: Leads Europe’s Measles Outbreak with 55,776 Cases

13 Jul, 2019
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July 11th, 2019 – Although the European Region achieved its highest-ever estimated coverage for the 2nd dose of measles vaccination in 2017 (~90%), most measles cases are occurring in unvaccinated or under-vaccinated individuals. 

And international travelers are visiting countries where the most contagious of all infectious diseases is actively spreading, such as in Israel, LondonNew York City

But, the overall leader in reporting measles cases in 2019 is the eastern European country of Ukraine.

According to the operational data of the Center for Public Health of Ukraine, from December 28, 2018, to July 4, 2019, 55,776 people suffered from the measles virus, and 18 people died from the complications of the measles. 

This entry was posted on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 8:06 am and is filed under Latest News.

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