Africa has recorded a 700 percent increase, the Americas 60 percent, Europe 300 perent, the Eastern Mediterranean 100 percent, while Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific have both seen 40 percent increases.
The measles outbreak in Ukraine has topped 30,000 cases so far in 2019. According to the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, 30,794 people – 13,825 adults and 16,969 children–have been affected through March 14.
According to a statement issued by UNICEF, 76,871 people were infected by measles from September 3 to February 21. Among the infected people, 928 have died.
Ukrainian Red Cross Society volunteers are being deployed to help contain a measles outbreak that has affected more than 75,000 people, making it the largest outbreak in Europe since 2015. This includes 54,000 measles cases reported in 2018, and more than 21,000 cases registered thus far in 2019.
UNICEF warned that global cases of measles are surging to alarmingly high levels, led by ten countries accounting for more than 74 per cent of the total increase, and several others that had previously been declared measles free.
In a follow-up on the measles epidemic in the Philippines, government officials reported 16,349 cases in all 17 regions through March 2. The death toll to this epidemic is 261 through the first two months of the year.
In a follow-up on the measles epidemic in the Philippines, government officials report a nearly 1,000 case increase in a day period. As of February 26, a total of 13,723 cases have been reported, including 215 fatalities since the beginning of the year.
From January 1 to February 15, 2019, more than 2,000 cases and 11 deaths were registered in 73 out of 117 districts in the east, south and central parts of the country and in the capital N’Djamena.
A measles outbreak in Japan is showing no signs of stopping. Health authorities across the country have recorded about 170 cases so far in 2019-- already the highest number at this time of year in a decade.
Infections spiked by more than 1,000 percent in metropolitan Manila, the densely packed capital of more than 12 million people, in January compared to last year, health officials said.