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15 cases of diphteria confirmed in Uzhgorod, western Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

All patients are getting treated; city hospitals received extra 8,000 doses of vaccine
15:03, 25 October 2019

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15 university students from Uzhgorod (western Ukraine) experience syptoms of diphteria. The press office of Uzhgorod city hall reported that on October 25.

The message said that a foreign student of medical faculty turned to the hospital for aid. The medics examined those whom he contacted. 121 students and teachers underwent examinations; 15 people appear to suffer from the light form of this illness.

Related: Ukraine to purchase serums from diphtheria, hydrophobia and tetanus first-ever

All patients are getting treated; city hospitals received extra 8,000 doses of vaccine to prevent the spread of the disease.

The anti-epidemic committee ruled that the classes for the medical faculty students will be suspended for now - until all the necessary procedures are over. 

Earlier on October 25, a nine-year-old boy in Kyiv got sick with diphteria. 

Related: Nine-year-old boy in Kyiv gets diphteritis

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