Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mumps epidemic in Moldova

The deputy director of the National Centre of Preventive Medicine, Vasiliy Sokhotskiy, released to journalists on January 23rd that there is a mumps epidemic in Moldova and specifically that the Ministry of Health is ordering 600 000 doses of mumps vaccine to deal with this situation. These vaccines will be used particularly for risk groups who have not been previously vaccinated. As far as numbers go, more than 2000 cases have been recorded since the beginning of the year.

Further, during the past two weeks, 16 cases of mumps have been registered in Pridnestrovye, probably imported to Pridnestrovye from Moldova because the director of the Pridnestrovye Centre for Hygiene and Epidemiology said that in 5 cases the infection was among people who had recently arrived from Moldova.

Mumps and Mumps and Mumps, oh my!


Source: Noviy Region-2 News Agency [in Russian, trans. Corr.ATS, edited]

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