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20 mars 2018 | 08h01 UTC

Ukraine: 7069 measles cases reported as of mid-March /update 1

Ukraine Alerte de sécurité

Ukrainian officials report 7069 measles cases nationwide in 2018 in ongoing outbreak as of March 11

TIMEFRAME expected from 19/3/2018, 12h00 until 26/3/2018, 11h59 (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Ukraine

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Event

A nationwide measles outbreak is ongoing in Ukraine. According to health officials, 7069 confirmed cases of measles had been reported in 2018 as of March 11. The outbreak is currently concentrated in the south and west, with the most affected areas being Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa, Zakarpattia, Chernivtsi, and Lviv.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a measles travel watch for the country in late 2017 and urged anyone traveling to Ukraine to ensure that they have been vaccinated against measles to prevent further spread of the disease.

Context

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that typically affects mostly children. It is transmitted via droplets from the nose, mouth, or throat of infected persons. The disease remains one of the leading causes of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.

Symptoms of measles are usually a high fever, which begins approximately ten to 12 days after exposure to the virus and lasts four to seven days. A runny nose, a cough, red and watery eyes, and small white spots inside the cheeks can develop in the initial stage. After several days, a rash erupts, usually on the face and upper neck. Over about three days, the rash spreads, eventually reaching the hands and feet. The rash lasts for five to six days and then fades. On average, the rash occurs 14 days after exposure to the virus (within a range of seven to 18 days).

Advice

Individuals in or planning travel to Ukraine are advised to ensure their vaccinations are up to date and to contact their doctor with any questions or concerns. Anyone experiencing the above symptoms is urged to seek immediate medical attention.

 

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