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Kazakhstan: 2018 Meningitis: Outbreak in Almaty

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  • Kazakhstan: 2018 Meningitis: Outbreak in Almaty


    Number of meningitis cases reaches 30 in Almaty
    29 May 2018 13:49 214

    ALMATY. KAZINFORM Almaty doctors urge to call the ambulance at the first signs of meningococcal disease and consult physicians. Related news Three sets of twins born in one district in S Kazakhstan E Kazakhstan to open two stroke centres 4,800 Kazakhstanis suffered tick bites so far The first signs of disease are tickling sensation in the throat, sore throat, headache, temperature rise, general uneasiness and breaking-out. 30 people have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease in Almaty so far...

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    Kazakhstan tackles panic following meningitis cases
    There have been 12 confirmed fatalities, including five children, since the start of the year.
    Almaz Kumenov Jun 4, 2018

    Authorities in Kazakhstan are scrambling to reassure the public that they have an outbreak of meningitis under control amid fresh reports of people succumbing to the disease.

    Health Minister Yelzhan Birtanov said on June 4 at a press conference that that there was no grounds for panic. He also insisted that there was no need to introduce a quarantine regime or to implement an ?ineffective and costly? vaccination program...


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      Astana doctors confirm meningitis in 2yo
      6 June 2018 18:14 196

      ASTANA. KAZINFORM Astana doctors have confirmed meningococcal infection in 2-year-old toddler who was taken ho hospital on June 4...

      ...The epidemiological situation in Astana remains stable. For the past months of 2017 there were recorded three cases against five meningitis cases in 2018.