Russia was gripped by an epidemic of measles

Russia was gripped by an epidemic of measlesThe increase in the incidence of measles, which began in Russia in 2003, continued in 2004. About this informed the head of the Federal service for supervision in the sphere of protection of rights of consumers and prosperity of the population Gennady Onishchenko. For the first four months of 2004 in Russia over 1,500 cases of measles, which is 3 times higher than last 2003 (485). The increase in the incidence continues in Moscow and Rostov regions, Krasnoyarsk Krai. Began to form pockets of measles on the territory of Nizhny Novgorod, Amur and Primorye. Among the cases of measles in the proportion of children accounts for 34 percent. It also became known that in the Novgorod region epidemiologists are still unable to eliminate measles outbreak among adults, the number of area residents who become ill with measles, to date, has reached nine. Another case of measles was found at the soldier, who arrived in the region of Leningrad oblast. According to the MCSEs, the first cases of measles among the adult population of the Novgorod doctors registered in early April. Foci of infection were found in the cities of Novgorod and Staraya Russa. The main part of the infected are women. Some of them are pregnant and pregnant measles is particularly dangerous - possible complications, including miscarriage. Under assumptions of experts, women had contracted measles in one of antenatal clinics in Veliky Novgorod. Currently in the Novgorod region is the vaccination of the population against measles, noted in the MCSEs. Mednovosti.Ru.

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