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Poliomyelitis cases were registered in the Khabarovsk Territory
The Ministry of Health of the Sakhalin Region calls on to vaccinate children against poliomyelitis. According to the department, the last case of a disease dangerous for minors was confirmed in the Khabarovsk Territory.
As the agency writes “Sakhalin-Kuril Islands”, The cases were imported - in children from Tajikistan. In this regard, Russia announced a clean-up immunization against polio for children under five years of age.
Poliomyelitis is an acute infectious disease. Its pathogen attacks the spinal cord, causing paralysis. More often children under five years old are ill with it, and the severe course of the disease can lead to disability and complete immobility.
The disease can be transmitted through dirty hands, water and food. According to the plan, after 20 months, revaccination is required at the age of 14.