According to the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the incidence of measles is increasing again: during the 15th week of 2019, 2,279 people became ill - 1,204 adults and 1,075 children. Moreover, among the leaders of the new cases of deceases - Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast (506 patients: 319 adults and 187 children). This was stated by MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC Ihor Shurma, cautioning the Ukrainians against the high rate of spread of the measles virus.
According to him, the virus spreads especially quickly in large clusters of people, where the infection occurs through airborne droplets on contact with a patient: coughing, sneezing, shaking hands, etc.
Ihor Shurma also noted that now there is a tendency of dominance of the adult population in the structure of cases of morbidity. “Be responsible, take the epidemic seriously. And in case of poor health stay at home. Do not put other citizens at risk. And, given the high public interest in the debates at the NSC “Olimpiyskiy”, at the slightest indisposition, refrain from entering the crowd, if possible look the debate at home online,” Ihor Shurma warned the population.
Also, the oppositionist called on all Ukrainians to use their right to vote on April 21, 2019.
Recall, according to the operational data of the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health, since the beginning of the year (from December 28, 2018 to April 11, 2019), 39,549 people became ill with measles - 18,187 adults and 21,362 children. 14 people died from measles complications.