aA
Some 538 cases of measles have been diagnosed in Lithuania since the start of this year, the latest figures from the National Public Health Center showed on Thursday.
Tymai
Tymai
© Shutterstock

The measles patients include 130 children. Some 307 of all cases have been registered in the county of Kaunas.

Thirty measles cases were recorded in Lithuania in the full year 2018.

Vaccination is the only effective preventive measure against acquiring measles, an acute, highly contagious viral disease that is transmitted from person to person via respiratory droplets.

BNS
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Corruption-suspected health vice minister hands in resignation letter (1)

Lithuania's Deputy Health Minister Lina Jaruseviciene recently named a suspect in an investigation...

17 new coronavirus cases

On Monday 17 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 2137 confirmed...

Checkpoint on Lithuanian-Belarusian border to be opened

Lavoriskes-Kotlovka border checkpoint on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border will be opened on Tuesday.

Suspicions brought against deputy health minister as part of coronavirus test probe (3)

Lithuania's Finance Crime Investigation Service has brought suspicions against the country's Deputy...

Vilna Gaon monument in Vilnius vandalized for 2nd time in 2 months (1)

The monument to the Gaon of Vilna, the great 18th century Torah scholar, in Vilnius' Old Town was...

Top news

Corruption-suspected health vice minister hands in resignation letter (1)

Lithuania's Deputy Health Minister Lina Jaruseviciene recently named a suspect in an investigation...

Checkpoint on Lithuanian-Belarusian border to be opened

Lavoriskes-Kotlovka border checkpoint on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border will be opened on Tuesday.

Tornau wins competition for cultural attaché to UK

Ula Marija Tornau has won the Lithuanian Culture Ministry's competition for the post of cultural...

17 new coronavirus cases

On Monday 17 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 2137 confirmed...

2-week isolation for returnees from France, Malta ordered

Lithuanian nationals returning from France and Malta have to self-isolate for two weeks as of...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina