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In Smolensk revealed a dangerous infection

October 6 2006

A new focus of tularemia - dangerous for human infectious disease - was detected in Smolensk.

"The center was found in the street Popov. Four caught for testing the rats were carriers of the disease. Before that it was considered a prosperous area on these and other natural focal infections. But in 2004, focus of tularemia was found in a ravine on the street, Shevchenko now - New case "- told the territorial department of Rospotrebnadzor.

The foci of this infection, sometimes fatal, according to him, sometimes fatal, recorded throughout the area, residents of 408 settlements are immunized against the disease.

In the past year was recorded case of human infection with tularemia. "Most likely, the emergence of a new hotbed of infection associated with increased numbers of rodents. The last 20 years, rodent control in the required quantities are not carried out," - noted in Rospotrebnadzor.

Specialists Rospotrebnadzor find out how extensive detected focus of tularemia. At the same time will decide whether to immunize the population of Smolensk from this dangerous disease. Tells Interfax

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