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Ukraine confirms fourth death from measles

Measles has been registered in every region now.

Ukraine confirms fourth death from measles
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The fourth lethal case of measles has been registered in Ukraine, RBC-Ukraine has quoted the director-general of the state-run Public Health Centre of the Health Ministry, Volodymyr Kurpita, as saying.

According to him, 930 people got sick with measles during the fifth week of 2018.

"It is 7% more than during the previous week. Yesterday, one more fatality as a result of complications from measles was confirmed. A 25-year-old woman died in Ivano-Frankivsk," he said.

He added that measles had now been registered in every region. The rate of vaccination is increasing, he said.

Since the beginning of 2018, some 2,933 people got sick with measles in Ukraine. In 2017, there were 4,782 measles cases, five of them fatal.

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