Russia strengthens border control with Ukraine due to measles outbreak

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia claimed that the most serious situation occurred in Italy, Romania, Ukraine and Germany
14:54, 15 January 2018

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Russia strengthened the sanitary control at the border with Ukraine due to the measles outbreak as the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being of Russia (Rospotrebnadzor) reported.

‘The incidence in European countries surpassed the levels of 2016 thrice in January-October 2017.  The most serious situation is observed in Italy, Romania, Ukraine and Germany’, the message said.

Related: For two days more than 2 000 Kyivans received measles vaccinations

According to Rospotrebnadzor, the most difficult situation in Ukraine takes place in Ivano-Frankivsk region (1049 cases), Odesa region (931 cases) and Zakarpattia region (416 cases).

‘Rospotrebnadzor strengthened the quarantine control at the checkpoints through the state border of Russia’, the message specified.

Related: About 500 people became ill with measles in Chernivtsi region, - Ministry of Health

Earlier we reported that the number of infected with measles increased to 87 in Kyiv as at January 15.

Measles is is a highly contagious infection. Initial signs and symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40° C, cough, running nose, and inflamed eyes. Complications occur in about 30% of cases and may include diarrhea, blindness, inflammation of the brain, and pneumonia.

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