Kazakhstan officials concerned about measles situation


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The Ministry of Health is concerned about the complexity of the measles epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reports.

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“Today, we are very concerned about measles. Since the beginning of this year, 56 suspected cases of measles have been registered in Kazakhstan. Of these, 20 cases have been laboratory confirmed in 7 regions, and another 20 are under investigation,” said Deputy. Minister of Health, Chief State Health Physician Aygan Ismagambetova at a press conference at CEC.

Suspected measles cases were recorded in 11 districts, and confirmed today in seven districts.

65% of cases have been registered since the beginning of March. Measles is highly contagious, transmitted by airborne droplets and poses a 100% risk to unvaccinated individuals.”

How contagious is measles? The answer: very

Measles, caused by a highly contagious virus, is transmitted from person to person through breathing, coughing, or sneezing. Signs and symptoms of measles include a rash, high fever, cough, runny nose or red, watery eyes. People can spread measles up to 4 days before the rash appears and 4 days after. Measles can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs), and even death.

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