"Ending the measles
outbreak required extensive collaboration with community organizations and Jewish leaders.
With more than 84,000 cases, Ukraine accounted for the vast majority of measles
in Europe, followed by Kazakhstan and Georgia.
Additional 100,000 doses of measles
vaccines were received for vaccination of contact persons and this way to stop spread, the Ministry of Health said.
22,310 people were vaccinated against measles
The boy was taken back to the hospital Thursday after he developed a rash on June 21, and follow-up tests confirmed that he was infected with the same strain of measles
as the girl, the CDC said.
can be prevented with a vaccine that is both highly effective and safe.
Three deaths due to measles
were recorded in the region from January to April.
This makes 2019 the second-highest year for confirmed measles
cases since 2000, with 2014 still holding the record at 667 for the full year.
However, for infants, people with immune deficiencies, and other vulnerable populations, the consequences of measles
infection can be severe.
As of March 30, the DOH Epidemiology Bureau recorded 26,956 measles
cases, with 381 deaths.
is transmitted via droplet infection into the respiratory tract, and incubates for an average of 14 days.