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The number of cases of measles in Yakutia increased to 51 people

The number of cases of measles in Yakutia increased to 51 people
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The number of measles cases in Yakutia increased to 51, with 50 cases registered in Yakutsk and one in Abyisky district. The vast majority of cases are adults who have not previously received a measles vaccine. There are also 15 children among the cases.

According to Margarita Ignatieva, the chief state sanitary doctor in the republic, the epidemic situation regarding the incidence of measles was recognized as unsuccessful. In Yakutia, they created an operational headquarters to eliminate the outbreak, doctors identify people who have not received the vaccine, including in educational institutions. According to the press service of the regional government, 1 children were temporarily suspended from visiting schools and kindergartens due to untimely vaccination.

The first case of measles in Yakutia was revealed on December 5 at the pulmonology department of the Yakut Republican Clinical Hospital. For the first week 16 people caught the virus for the second - 28 more.

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