Rospotrebnadzor announced the "tense epidemiological situation of measles" in St. Petersburg. Petersburg.
The Ministry issued a decree that in January 2019 a measles focus was formed in the city's Frunzensky district among the city's residents who had not been vaccinated against measles. So eight people became ill, including four children.
Rospotrebnadzor showed that not all contacts with patients were vaccinated, of which the infection centers with measles were formed in three kindergartens as well as in the workplace of two patients and in "further education institutions". The Ministry emphasizes that there is a risk that the disease will continue to spread further, as in St. Petersburg more than 14.5 thousand people are not vaccinated against measles. In 75% of cases, they refused themselves vaccination.
Natalia Bashkhetova, St. St. Petersburg's overall health physician decided to carry out measles prevention in the city, imposing a temporary refusal to hire or remove adult workers who were not vaccinated against measles or who did not. Also in schools and kindergartens will not temporarily accept unvaccinated children.
According to Rospotrebnadzor, 54 cases of measles in the city were reported in 2018, of which 22 were in children. The percentage of unvaccinated in 2018 accounted for 80% of the cases. Compared to 2017, the incidence increased by more than 15 times.
Measles is an acute infectious virus disease with high fever (up to 40 degrees), conjunctivitis and a characteristic rash.