Due to the increased cases of meningococcal infection among the population of Almaty physicians strongly recommend to call an ambulance or visit the district doctor noticing the first symptoms of a disease, such as irritation in a throat, a sore throat, a headache, increased body temperature, the general sense of malaise, emergence of rash. According to the manager of Zhubanov university’s policlinic Zhamagul Zhumagazina: “The meningococcal infection, an infectious disease caused by the meningococcus, is characterized by a sharp current and a possibility of fatal outcome. The disease is transmitted by the airborne way, it spreads through the nasal ways from the sick person to the patient, infecting a meningococcal cover of a brain. The first signs are the most severe headache, high temperature, vomiting, irritability, and a faint. But it is necessary to consider that all diseases proceed atypically now. That’s why because of the developed situation we advise everybody, if it’s possible, not to visit places of a congestion of a large number of people in the period of epidemics, not to overcool, to eat fully, to get yourself hardened, to do sports and to take multivitamin complexes. It is necessary to use, especially for children oxolinic ointment and to wear medical masks. In order to prevent the disease antimeningococcal vaccination is carried out, but this vaccination is chargeable. In case of contacting the patient with a meningococcal infection, as a preventive measure, one should take a course of antibiotics and antimeningococcal immunoglobulins. Moreover, the isolation of patients with a meningococcal infection from number of healthy individuals must be provided “.
The Ministry of Health of the RK hasn’t intended to announce a quarantine because of a meningococcal infection yet. The Minister of Health Yelzhan Birtanov has reported about it during the briefing in the Central communication service. ” Meningitis prevalence is low so there is no need to invoke a quarantine. I didn’t take vaccination myself” — the minister has noted. “The quarantine can be announced in case of fixing of 2000 cases of meningitis within a week” —has answered Yerzhan Birtanov when he was asked by the journalist about concrete number of the diseased which can entail announcements of a quarantine. According to the minister, the specialized call-center, where all inhabitants will be able to address, starts its work today. Other materials in this category: “The day of the state symbols is celebrated in Kazakhstan”.