KIEV, Ukraine | 8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens

KIEV, Ukraine | 8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Eight people have died of measles in Ukraine since the start of the year, already half as many as died in the whole of 2018, authorities said on Wednesday.

The Health Ministry said in a statement that two deaths from the extremely contagious viral disease have been recorded since Saturday. Last week alone, more than 3,100 people went down with measles, half of them children.

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