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Despite the incidence rate of serous meningitis among children in occupied Sevastopol, schools and kindergartens will not be put in quarantine.

This was reported by the "chief specialist of the territorial department" of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) in Sevastopol, Zarema Ismailova.

“Serous meningitis can be caused by various viruses, but nowadays situation is about the enterovirus infections. During such infections, in accordance with sanitary regulations, school closings are not carried out. In the case of the worsening of an epidemiological situation, when group disease outbreaks are registered at schools and kindergartens, the Rospotrebnadzor can make such decision. To date, we do not have such a data (of such kinds of group disease outbreaks),” she noted.

A chief doctor of the city infectious diseases hospital Inga Matyazh said that since the beginning of the year 142 cases of serous meningitis have been confirmed in Sevastopol, 115 cases of which are children, mainly up to 14 years.

At the moment, 34 people got into infectious diseases hospital with a "serous meningitis" diagnosis, 31 of which are children.

“The health state is average for all, but closer to satisfactory.”

Note, since 2013, an increase of the meningitis incidence rate is registered in Sevastopol: in 2013 - 60 cases, in 2014 - 70, in 2016 - 40, and in 2017 - already 100 cases.

According to the "head of the education department" Elena Bogomolova, the increase of the incidence rate may be due to the city population increase.


Previously QHA reported, that the Kremlin-controlled authorities of occupied Sevastopol hid the fact of the viral meningitis disease of children of the city kindergarten №90. "Officials" said that children had "acute respiratory viral infection." However, in the medical discharge report made by doctors of the city infectious diseases hospital, the diagnosis was a serous meningitis.

Source: News from Crimea

 

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