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.
In total from December 28, 2018 to February 8, 2019, measles in Ukraine sickened 18,170 people – 7,808 adults and 10,362 children.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports from September 3, 2018 to February 5, 2019, a total of 53,459 measles cases were recorded (lab confirmed and epi-linked), including 312 deaths.
In a follow-up on the measles outbreak declaration for the Metro Manila, Philippines health officials expanded the declarations for other regions on the island of Luzon and Central and Eastern Visayas.
In Washington state, the governor has declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak.
Philippines health officials officially declared a measles outbreak in National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Manila on February 6. The Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau has reported nearly 200 confirmed cases through January 19 in the region.
Ukraine health officials reported an additional 3,279 measles during the fourth week of the year (1,350 adults and 1,299 children), bringing the total to 11,757 people from December 28, 2018 to January 25, 2019.
Washington Department of Health officials announced that as of Monday, January 28, there have been 36 confirmed cases and 11 suspected cases measles. That is a significant increase from Friday's reported numbers when Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency. At the time there were 26 confirmed measles cases.
The state has had 167 cases of the highly infectious virus since September, making it the worst year for measles since the 1990s.
Amid deep-rooted vaccination fears, measles makes a reappearance with thousands of cases and 22 deaths.