3,762 measles cases confirmed in Zhambyl region

3,762 measles cases confirmed in Zhambyl region
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Zhambyl region’s health authorities are concerned over the rising number of measles cases, as almost 500 patients have been admitted to the infectious disease units within the last two weeks, Kazinform News Agency reports.

According to the regional sanitary-epidemiological department, 3,762 cases have been confirmed in the region to date.

80% of those infected (3,041) are children under 14. Of them, 20% are children under one, and 485 are children aged from 1 to 4 years. The share of unvaccinated children is 85.9%, with 27% whose parents refused vaccination, 20% with medical exemptions. 17% were not immunized for age restrictions, parents of 17% children were not aware of vaccination and 11% were not fully vaccinated, Neili Mulikova, deputy chief of the sanitary-epidemiological control department, says.

According to her, more than 27,000 contact persons have been detected, all of them are monitored on a daily basis.

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