In the period from 16.02.2019 until 22.02.2019, 65 cases of measles were reported in Macedonia of which 54 are in Skopje and 13 cases from other cities (Tetovo-8, Gostivar-4, Kumanovo-1),
As of 22.02.2019, in the epidemic in Skopje, 311 cases are classified as measles after the epidemiological investigations and laboratory results. The epidemic affects all municipalities on the territory of the city of Skopje.
CPH Tetovo on 19.02.2019 reported a measles epidemic with 7 people on its territory.
The age of the diseased varies from 1 month to 56 years. From the total number of patients, 148 (57,1%) are aged up to 4 years and 91 persons (29.2%) are over the age of 30 years.
According to the vaccine status, 232 or 74.6% of diseased persons are unvaccinated, incompletely vaccinated or with unknown vaccine status. From non-vaccinated persons, 64 are under 12 months old and are not subject to vaccination, according to the Immunization Calendar.
From the total number of patients, 193 persons, ie 62%, were laboratory confirmed.
3 deaths associated with measles have been reported.
Regarding the implemented vaccination activities with MRI vaccine, since the beginning of the epidemic, the total number of vaccinated people in the Republic of Macedonia is 12049 , out of which 8093 persons are in the territory of the city of Skopje.
The previously recommended measures and activities undertaken by the Centers for Public Health, the Public Health Institute, the Ministry of Health, SSHI and vaccine teams at the vaccination stations remain in force.