May 24th. Interfax-Russia.ru – There are currently no cases of importation of monkeypox in the Russian Federation, said Anna Popova, head of Rospotrebnadzor.
“To date, no monkeypox has been imported into the Russian Federation,” Popova said on air on Komsomolskaya Pravda radio on Tuesday.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor clarifies that “today there is no reason for panic, there is no reason for some kind of hyper-alertness.”
“Everything that needs to be done is being done in the state today, we have strengthened sanitary and quarantine control, we have carried out informational and methodological activities, and today we have held, and tomorrow we will hold discussions with colleagues, doctors, doctors in all discussions of the Russian Federation. could immediately arouse the suspicion that a person has a suspicion of malaise, maybe this infection, the epidemiological history matters here.
At the same time, she recalled the risks of contracting monkeypox during the holiday season.
“We do not have direct passenger traffic with Europe, but I want to say that vacation time is coming, and there is a chance to catch somewhere (smallpox) grows and develops on vacation, you need to understand that there are risks. Therefore, you need to take care of your health” Popova said on Tuesday.
She added that this factor of the virus is stable and does not differ from those variants that have been identified in Europe. In addition, by appointment of the head of Rospotrebnadzor, a test system for the detection of various smallpox viruses was registered in the Russian Federation several years ago. With its help within a few hours can be determined filled.
“Of course, we are working to improve, and this is the main task of Rospotrebnadzor and all epidemiologists.
Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the detection of cases of smallpox infection in monkeys. To date, 109 of them have been recorded. So far, not a single summer outcome has been recorded. The top 3 countries where cases were detected included Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom (from 21 to 30 cases). Also found identified in Australia, Estonia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Israel and the United States.
Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease most prevalent in remote areas of Central and Eastern Europe. Its symptoms are nausea, fever, rash, itching, and muscle pain. Cases of illness outside the region are often covered by travel under adverse conditions in terms of the epidemiology of the area. The virus is spread through contact, but its virulence is low.
On May 21, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko recalled that until 1980 vaccination against smallpox was mandatory, so now there is “a certain pool of immune population.” He also noted that in Russia there are “no difficulties with the diagnosis” and related treatments. “The most important thing is timely. All the conditions and the Ministry of Health and Rospotrebnadzor impose safety requirements in the Russian Federation,” he said.