Since New Year and as of January 10, 2012 390 cases of measles disease have been registered in Ukraine, and 49 cases for the latest 24 hours, ForUm learned from the press office of the Health Ministry.

The most number of cases has been registered in Western regions of Ukraine, especially Lviv region. Since January 1 hospitals of Lviv region diagnosed 219 people with measles, including 86 children. As of January 10, 224 people, including101 children have been hospitalized for treatment.

116 measles cases (22 for the latest 24 hours) have been registered in Ivano-Frankivsk region and 27 cases in Rivne region.

To prevent the spread of the infection the commission on ecological security and emergency situation has decided to prolong winter holidays for pupils in the regions with the highest level of morbidity.

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