“Exclude too close contact”: Russians call for measures to prevent meningitis 14:37

Meningococcal infection can be transmitted through close contact, such as kissing, hugging, and drinking from the same glass or bottle. said In the press center of NSN, Professor Elena Malinnikova, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the RMANPO Department of Virology, infectious disease specialist.

“We need to talk about prevention. The infection is transmitted by airborne droplets, meaning it can be prevented with any respiratory protection. It could be a mask,” said the doctor.

According to him, children who play with toys alone are also at risk. Malinnikova said that the most dangerous group in terms of infection are young people.

“Young people need to be told not to kiss when they meet,” the professor added.

The previous day in the city administration of Rospotrebnadzor reportedSince the beginning of the year, St. Petersburg, 17 cases of meningococcal infection were recorded. Authorities said three children were among those infected. One person died.

Lead Researcher at the Center Gamalei Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Natalya Kostyukova previously spokeFor Russia, the outbreak of the disease could have major consequences, as there has been no meningococcal epidemic in the country since 1996.

Previously has been named signs to help identify meningitis.



Source: Gazeta

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