In the period from 26.01.2019 until 01.02.2019, 52 cases of measles were reported in Skopje, and two cases from Bogdanci for which an epidemiological connection cannot be found with the cases reported in the Skopje epidemic.
As of 01.02.2019, 148 cases of measles were registered in the epidemic in Skopje.
The epidemic affects all municipalities on the territory of the city of Skopje.
The age of the diseased varies from 1 month to 51 years. From the total number of patients, 85 (57.4%) are aged up to 4 years and 36 (24.3%) are over the age of 30.
According to vaccine status, 125 or 84.5% of diseased people are unvaccinated, incompletely vaccinated or with unknown vaccine status.
Of the total number of patients (n = 148), 77 persons, ie 52%, were laboratory confirmed.
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 5509, out of which 4,875 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.