NOVOSIBIRSK, August 13 – RIA Novosti. An additional "mop-up" immunization against measles began in the Novosibirsk region in connection with several cases of mass disease revealed this summer, a representative of the regional Ministry of Health told RIA Novosti on Monday. In the Novosibirsk region, more than 30 people became ill with measles
"At present, in accordance with the decision of the chief sanitary doctor of the Novosibirsk region, additional (measurable) immunization is being carried out for additional measles prevention measures," the source said.
He explained that the inoculations will be delivered not previously, not vaccinated or vaccinated once, without information about vaccinations against measles to children and adolescents, as well as adults between the ages of 18-35 and 36-55 years of age who are at risk. These are employees of medical and educational organizations, trade, transport, communal and social spheres, shift workers and border guards.
In Rospotrebnadzor, the cause of the increase in the incidence of measles was named "The plan of slimming immunization against measles is 4,474 people," the regional health ministry said, adding that vaccinations are free for the population.
As reported, this summer in the Novosibirsk region were recorded cases of mass measles disease. According to data for August 3, a total of 37 cases were identified. All of them had not previously been vaccinated against this disease.
Measles is an acute infectious viral disease that is characterized by high fever (up to 40.5 degrees), inflammation of the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract, conjunctivitis and a characteristic patchy-papular rash of skin, general intoxication. The virus is transmitted by airborne droplets, being released into the external environment by a sick person during coughing and sneezing. .


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