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21 cases of diphtheria registered in Ukraine, - Healthcare Minister

The main way to prevent this disease is the increase of the vaccination level
17:58, 1 November 2019

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21 cases of diphtheria registered in Ukraine as for today as Zoriana Skaletska, the Healthcare Minister reported.

“As for today, 21 persons with confirmed diagnosis ‘diphtheria’ registered in Ukraine,” she said.

Skaletska added that 31 cases of assumption of diphtheria were spotted. The main way to prevent this disease is the increase of the vaccination level.

She added that the state has purchased and distributed all vaccines needed for the vaccination of the population among the medical establishments.

Related: 15 schoolchildren hospitalized with suspicion on hepatitis A in Chernihiv

As we reported earlier, 15 university students from Uzhgorod (western Ukraine) experienced symptoms of diphtheria. Earlier, the case of diphtheria of a schoolchild was confirmed in Kyiv. Another two cases were spotted in Uzhhorod.

Besides, the immunity shots against diphtheria were taken to Uzhhorod from adjacent regions as 15 students got sick with this disease.

Besides, another case of diphtheria was confirmed in the Ternopil region.

 

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