Chisinau, November 19 / Moldpres /. In November, experts from the National Agency for Public Health (ANSP) confirmed 14 new cases of measles in the Soroca district.
At the request of the Agency, ANSP's Information and Communication Service Manager, Olesea Croitor, said that all patients registered in November were relatives or contacted people who had done their previous illnesses.
Since the beginning of this year, 326 confirmed cases of measles have been reported. A marked increase in the number of illnesses was confirmed in August, with 239 confirmed cases reported. At the same time, nine cases of this disease were in October.
Areas affected by measles from 1 August to the present are: Ceadâr-Lunga – 164 cases, Vulcan – 35, Drochia – 21, Soroca – 21, Ungheni – 20, Chisinau – 16, Taraclia – 12, Cahul and Cantemir – – seven cases, Nisporeni – four cases, Glodeni – three cases, Hânceşti, Râşcani and Tiraspol – one case.
There is also a yellow code on the risk of measles spread throughout the country.
In the last ten years, the rate of immunization in the Republic of Moldova was 95 percent and now it is up to 87 percent. In neighboring Ukraine and Romania there are also shells.
Epidemiologists remind the population that measles are highly contagious and spread rapidly. The first sign of infection is a high fever that lasts for 1-7 days. Generalized eruptions occur 3-4 days after the onset of fever. Pneumonia is the most common cause of death in measles.
Rujeol can be prevented by vaccination. In the Republic of Moldova, vaccination is carried out with a combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (ROR) for one year, 6-7 years, aged 14-15 years. Vaccinations are free of charge for all eligible persons.