Six cases of children with viral hepatitis a was registered in the Kachug district of the Irkutsk region, reports “Interfax” with reference to regional management of Rospotrebnadzora.
“On November 16-17 five students Kachugskiy school 1 and one preschooler was admitted to the district hospital with symptoms of intestinal infection. In the course of epidemiological investigation it was found that children infected with hepatitis a imported from Tajikistan”, – said the press Secretary of the office Svetlana kaurova.
According to her, the fall in Kachug family came from Tajikistan, one of whose members was infected with hepatitis And at home. “Sick adults – infected children. The eldest child went to school – has infected four more children of different ages. The youngest at the age of three years are also hospitalized,” said kaurova.
She noted that last group, the incidence of hepatitis A was recorded in the Irkutsk region in 2014 – then got sick 17 children in Bokhanskij district, the source of infection was also a native of the near abroad.
Currently, according to Kauravas, in Kachug carried out sanitation at home foci of infection in school 1, where up to 21 December have a quarantine. “The school did not stop, but cancelled all public events, and for classes where there are cases allocated to individual offices,” – said the representative of Rospotrebnadzor.
In addition, she said, against hepatitis A vaccinated 576 inhabitants kachugsky district.
The Ministry of health of the Irkutsk region, the Agency reported that the clinical symptoms of hepatitis A are found only in one of the six hospitalized children. “Clinical manifestations are observed only in one child, the other five are hospitalized on the results of laboratory tests revealed they have hepatitis a virus”, – said the press-Secretary of the Ministry of health of the region Yuliya Barakhtenko.
Hepatitis a is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by hepatitis A. the Virus is mainly transmitted through contaminated food and water. He does not have a chronic stage and does not cause permanent damage to the liver.