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Russian tourists in China, the virus is not terrible

May 5 2008

Russian tourists do not visit those areas of China, where the recorded baby enterovirus infection Enterovirus 71 (EV71), but Russian experts are focused on case detection of such viruses.

"We gave the orientation of their services. They have reported to us that these four provinces east of China, Guangdong, Anhui Province in particular, were fortunately not frequently visited by Russian tourists. There a little ride. But this does not mean that we are behind this do not follow "- said the head of Rospotrebnadzor, chief state sanitary doctor, Gennady Onishchenko, Russia in the program" Time "(Channel One).

He added: "Preparing for the seasonal rise of morbidity, we thus orient and medical services and laboratory services in the event of detection of this type of virus, according to Interfax.

How to write newspaper opinion, already 24 children have been victims of this infection in China. All in all fifteen cities in Anhui Province enterovirus-71 infected more than 4,5 thousand children. Development of the disease in some cases with serious complications - meningitis, encephalitis, heart disease and lung paralysis. In severe enterovirus EV71 can cause fatal infection from the vaccine does not exist.

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