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.
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.