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MINSK, Apr 2 – Sputnik. Since the beginning of this year, 45 laboratory-confirmed cases of measles have been registered in Belarus, the Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday.

Cases of measles are detected in Belarus since February 2018, the first outbreak was registered in Volkovysk, the disease was brought to the republic from Ukraine.

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"Over the past period in 2019, 45 laboratory-confirmed measles cases were registered in the Republic of Belarus, 24 of which are imported, the rest are related to imported. Measles cases of measles were recorded in all regions of the republic," the Ministry of Health told the press service.

So, in March, the case of measles was confirmed in a 15-year-old teenager in Dobrush – he became infected because of a sister who came from Moscow.

According to the WHO, which the Ministry of Health cites, over the past year more than 20,000 cases of measles, including 35 fatal cases, were registered in the European Union. Most of the disease was detected in Romania, France and Italy. The tense situation with the disease is also observed in Serbia, Israel and Russia.

“However, the largest outbreak is observed in neighboring Ukraine, where more than 54,000 people had had measles in 2018, including 16 cases that were fatal. For the beginning of 2019, 2,000 cases were recorded, including one lethal. , Transcarpathian, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odessa regions and Kiev ", – warned the Ministry of Health.

See also:

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