This winter season saw frequent reports in the media about the increase of cases of measles diseases in Ternopil region and Ukraine. Six cases of measles were reported in Ternopil region since the start of the year. Doctors recorded the most recent case on January 9. The percentage of vaccinated children aged 1 to 6 in Ternopil reached 98%, while the percentage of children of all ages who had been vaccinated is 76%.
Dr. Vasyl Kopcha, Professor of TSMU department of infectious, gave an interview to a local TV channel, describing in detail characteristics of the disease, its clinical manifestations and methods of prevention.