The outbreak of diphtheria in Transcarpathia alarmed the country – 15 people were hospitalized. Concern was also caused by the fact that hospitals were not adequately provided with the necessary drugs for so many patients. Therefore, is it worth waiting for an epidemic in other areas and how and is it possible to protect yourself and your loved ones from infection?
For several weeks, the headlines of Ukrainian publications have been full of news about cases of diagnosis of diphtheria. The first of these was the detection of a disease in a 5th year student of the medical faculty of Uzhgorod National University. This was announced during the briefing by and. about. Director of the Health Department of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Elizaveta Birov.
According to her, the guy went to the hospital on October 17, where during the examination, diphtheria bacteria, a non-toxic strain, were seeded on him. The patient complained of fever, sore throat, muscles. On the same day, the guy was hospitalized, and the next day, a panel of doctors confirmed his diagnosis. Continue reading