Number of hospitalized with suspected anthrax reached 10

Number of hospitalized with suspected anthrax in the Altai region has grown to 10 people, with two laboratory-confirmed diagnosis, told RIA Novosti the GUMCHS the region.

Last Saturday became aware of hospitalization of three villagers suspected Friendship nasibirskuyu ulcer. In virgin area of the Altai Territory was declared emergency mode. In the village of quarantine, all residents examined physicians. Earlier it was reported that 12 residents of the Altai Territory are under medical supervision, on suspicion of being infected with anthrax, even in two cases the diagnosis is confirmed by laboratory, one person died. According to recent data, only 32 identified contacts of fallen sick animals. All of them are under medical supervision. As of 26 August, seven people were hospitalized.

"As of 12:00 local ovremeni (9.00 MSK) in the department of infectious Biisk hospital is 10 people (with suspected anthrax), the two-person laboratory confirmed diagnosis of" anthrax "," — said the representative office.

At the same time, as noted in the report Rospotrebnadzor the Altai Territory, new cases among the villagers there.

"Friendship Village residents, who were in close contact with sick animals, receive prophylactic treatment, of which eight people with a view to preventive medical surveillance for hospitalized in the infectious ward" — experts explain agency.

The official said the MOE edge, work is continuing on disinfection village homesteads Friendship, held podvorovy detour to find out who else is in contact with infected animals and humans. In addition, for the protection and law enforcement avtopatruli exhibited in the village on foot duty police units.

Souskiou region opened a criminal investigation into the outbreak of anthrax in the Altai kraei death of one person from the disease.

In the village of Friendship, according to the Emergencies Ministry, home to about 740 people. According to the regional government, the people infected with anthrax from an animal. The disease is not spread from person to person.

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