Petersburg swept measles outbreak

The incidence of measles in St. Petersburg nervous epidemiologists. In the first three months of 2014, the number of recorded cases has already exceeded the number of those for the previous year. For three months the doctors described 16 cases of measles, while for the entire 2013 year fixed 15 cases, reports RBC.

Researchers report: measles in Russia is almost there. The majority of new HIV cases has imported character. Most often, the disease is brought residents of Dagestan, Chechnya. Sources of infection for residents of St. Petersburg becomes the Stavropol and Krasnodar region. Poland half of infected adults. Victims of infection are people that have not been vaccinated.

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Interestingly, measles recently intensified around the world. Since 2009, there has been increased morbidity. Large outbreaks of measles occurred in Georgia (7.5 thousand patients), Turkey (7,1 thousand), Germany and Britain. This is largely due to the refusal of vaccination. In Russia at the moment the situation is reasonable. Last year, the increase in the incidence of measles has increased by 10%. It is worth noting that the disease is very dangerous. Often fatal cases of measles. The vaccine protects against measles in 95% of cases.

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