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Measles in Ukraine (Update)

01 May 2012

As of 19 Apr 2012, 7997 cases of measles have been recorded in Ukraine. On 22 Apr 2012, the Ministry of Health reported another 95 suspected cases, mostly in: Ivano-Frankivsk region - 26, Transcarpathian region - 16, Ternopil oblast - 15, Lviv region - 9, Rivne region - 5, Volyn region - 3. Enhanced control measures have been implemented in these regions.

Advice for Travellers

It should be confirmed that children have received their recommended doses of MMR at 12-15 months of age and again pre-school around 3 years 6 months, while unimmunised adults who have not had the disease themselves may consider vaccination if thought to be at risk. Two doses of MMR vaccine are required to give adequate protection.