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Five outbreaks of norovirus infection observed in Ukraine in 2021

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Totally, 69 people, including 64 children, suffered from the symptoms
19:05, 13 August 2021

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Five outbreaks of norovirus infection were registered in Ukraine since the beginning of 2021 as the Public Health Center of Ukraine reported.

It is noted that 69 people, including 64 children, suffered from the symptoms.

In Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, five children got infected with pre-school educational facilities. The diagnosis is an acute enteric infection of norovirus etiology. All diseased people had a mild form. The events on the disinfection of the common areas took place. The focus of the disease was localized.

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Besides, in Dzhuryn village, Ternopil region, 12 students and two employees of the pre-school educational facilities was laboratory-confirmed as acute enteric infection of norovirus etiology. The source of the infection was not established.

During March, outbreaks of norovirus disease were observed in two pre-school educational facilities in Ternopil. Two adults and 34 children got infected.

“Within the localization of the outbreak, the epidemiological investigations were held; the final disinfection, the necessary complex of preventive and anti-epidemic events were held,” the message says.

Since the beginning of August, one of the pre-school educational facilities took place. 14 cases were laboratory confirmed. The epidemic investigation was held.

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The norovirus infection is an acute infectious disease that is caused by Norwalk virus. It is characterized by the development of acute gastroenteritis and dehydration. The noroviruses cause 6-17% of acute enteric infections.

As we reported, scientists from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) predict that the incidence of Covid-19 in Ukraine will increase over the next two weeks. The researchers added that high rates of morbidity could be expected when the Delta strain reaches a share close to 90% of new cases.

 

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