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14 December 2011 09:22
People taking flights to Ukraine need to be aware of an outbreak of measles in the country
Holidaymakers gearing up for a break in Ukraine should be aware of a measles outbreak in the country, making it important for them to take out a good
medical travel insurance policy before jetting off.
Ukrainian first deputy health minister Raisa Moiseyenko has warned that there may be up to 500 measles cases in the country by December 31, 2011.
Ms Moiseyenko said at a press conference in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine: "Some 193 cases were recorded as of November 1, but the number of patients currently seen in western Ukraine is growing. At the end of the year, we could have 500 such cases [of measles]."
Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions witnessed proper and complete implementation of anti-epidemic and medical activities, according to Ms Moiseyenko.
Figures released by the WHO Regional Office for Europe showed that more than 30,000 people in 29 European countries have been found to have contracted measles since the beginning of this year.
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