Measles outbreak continues in Georgia

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The Director General of the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health, Amiran Gamkrelidze, said that according to official data, this year in Georgia were confirmed 3,172 cases of measles, Georgia Online reports.

It is reported that in three regions of Georgia, in particular, Imereti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Kakheti, as well as in Tbilisi, occur the largest number of measles diseases.

“Since January, we have recorded 3,172 cases of measles, which is more than the whole of last year; that means that an epidemic outbreak of measles is still ongoing, and nothing but vaccinations will stop it. Today, besides the planned vaccinations, approximately 118,000 people received additional vaccination, but this is not enough. Until the number of vaccinated people reaches 350,000 people, the infection will not recede,” Gamkrelidze said.

As The Journalist reported, according to the UN, the number of reported cases of measles incidence worldwide in the first three months of 2019 has tripled compared to the same period last year.

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