Seasonal increase in the incidence of ARVI and flu is noted in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The epidemiological situation in the republic is stable for the majority of the disease.
This was announced by the Vice-Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alexey Tsoy during a press conference at the CCS.
At the same time, a local outbreak of meningococcal infection was registered in Almaty, Almaty region. These measures helped stabilize the situation with these infections. Since June 30, 2018, sporadic cases of meningococcal disease have been reported. The average long-term incidence of meningococcal infection in the Republic of Kazakhstan is 2.1 per 100 thousand of population, which is 8% lower than the threshold level or the average long-term incidence rate of 3.03. The Ministry of Health is taking measures to stabilize the situation, said Alexey Tsoi.
According to the vice minister, in Kazakhstan there is a sufficient amount of measles, rubella, mumps vaccine for routine immunization of children and vaccination of contact in the outbreaks.
Anti-epidemiological measures are being taken in all regions. Currently, there are seasons of rising incidence of ARVI and influenza. The situation of these infections in the country is also stable. Sporadic registration of influenza A virus and circulation of necrotic respiratory viruses, such as parainfluenza, rinavirus, adenovirus and others, are noted, Tsoi added.
Source: Central Communications Service of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan