Measles will be destroyed in Russia by

Measles will be destroyed in Russia by Measles will be destroyed in Russia by 2010 Chief state sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko spoke on Wednesday at a press conference in RIA "Novosti". He told journalists that Russian doctors plan to eliminate measles in the country until 2010. According to him, in 2001 had the lowest incidence of measles: one patient on 100 thousand population. However, the doctors plan to vaccinate against measles entire population, so that by 2010, to completely eradicate measles in Russia. Onishchenko noted the important role of vaccination in the fight against infectious diseases. "Once we calm down about some disease, she reasserts itself," he said, " so prevention throw not worth it. First of all, immunization for children, which will instill against diphtheria, polio, mumps, measles. It is expected that vaccination will cover more than 95% of children and adolescents in the country. According to Onishchenko, this year will be conducted supplementary immunization in Chechnya and Ingushetia, which will cover all children up to 5 years. In his message he also noted that in Russia there is a growth in the incidence of rubella. This year it increased by 22%. This disease is especially dangerous for young girls and women. National vaccine against rubella is still being developed..



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