Chisinau, November 19 / MOLDPRES /. During November, experts from the National Public Health Agency (ANSP) confirmed 14 new cases of measles in the Soroca district, MOLDUSSRE reported.
Oles Croitor, head of the ANSP's information and communication service, asked the agency that all registered patients in November were relatives or contacted people who had had a previous illness.
Since the beginning of this year there have been 326 confirmed cases of measles. In August, a significant increase in the number of diseases was confirmed, reporting 239 confirmed cases. At the same time in October there were nine cases of this disease.
From August 1 to nowadays, areas affected by measles are: Ceadar-Lunga – 164 cases, Vulcanesti – 35, Drochia – 21, Soroca – 21, Ungheni – 20, Chisinau – 16, Taraclia – 12, Cahul and Cantemir – 10 cases, Ocnita – seven things, Nisporeni – four things, Glodeni – three cases, Hânceşti, Râşcani and Tiraspol – one thing.
There is also a yellow code for the risk of measles spread across the country.
In the last decade, the immunization rate in the Republic of Moldova was 95 percent, and now it is up to 87 percent. Outbreaks of the lake also exist in the neighboring countries of Ukraine and Romania.
Epidemiologists remind the public that measles is a very contagious disease and is rapidly spreading. The first infection is a high fever that lasts 1-7 days. Generalized rash occurs 3-4 days after the onset of a fever. Pneumonia is the most common cause of mortal death.
Ruukella can only be prevented by vaccination. In the Republic of Moldova, vaccination is carried out with a combined vaccine against measles, rubella and rubella (ROR) in one year, 6-7 years old, 14-15 years old. Vaccination is available to all eligible people.