According to RIA Novosti, Rospotrebnadzor specialists in the Rostov region increased control at checkpoints from Ukraine to Russia in connection with the confirmation of four cases of cholera in the neighboring Donetsk region, told the head of the Rostov Rospotrebnadzor Mikhail Soloviev.
In Mariupol, Donetsk region in late May revealed four cases of cholera. According to the Ministry of Health, all of them, to varying degrees, are associated with the caught fish. The Ministry of Health says that cholera has the situation under control. Mariupol is situated 50 kilometers from the border of the Rostov Region.
Solovyov questioned the source of infection could be fish. "I do not want to comment in respect of fish, because cholera we basically always transmitted by water … There is no such that the food passed through," — said the head of government.
He suggested that "most likely, we will hear in the near future a few other things for the presence of Vibrio cholerae in the sources of supply."
"Today we are strengthening laboratory control at the border, because we still have, among other things, a summer Health Company and Neklinovsky zone (Neklinovskiy District) is located on the Sea of Azov in the immediate vicinity of Ukraine", — said the Nightingale.
He clarified that the sanitary and quarantine stations working on the railroad, in the water port at border road transport.
According to epidemiologists, the situation can complicate the higher the temperature.
"You can see that we have a climate change is occurring — particularly hot year come today. We annually in reservoirs of the Rostov region and, in particular, in the Don River — a favorite vacation spot of area residents — select choleriform flora", — said the Nightingale.
Epidemiologist assured that "in the event of a change (situation) in an unfavorable direction, of course, we will inform the public with relevant activities."
Cholera — an acute intestinal anthroponotic infection caused by bacteria of the species Vibrio cholerae. Characterized by the fecal-oral contamination, damage to the small intestine, watery diarrhea, vomiting, rapid losses of body fluids and electrolytes with the development of various degrees of dehydration up to hypovolemic shock and death. Extends, as a rule, in the form of epidemics.