Over 800 measles cases recorded in Atyrau rgn
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Over 800 measles cases have been recorded in Atyrau region, Inform.kz reports.
"The total number of measles cases since the beginning of the year in the region is a little over 800 people. But most of them fell ill in the first quarter of the year. The situation has stabilized and new cases are practically not recorded," said Temirbek Musagaliyev, the head of the public health department of Atyrau region.
As the department informed, 2,890 medical workers under the age of 40 were vaccinated against measles, as well as 121 people who had contact with the sick. 2372 nine- months-old children have been vaccinated - 90% of the total number of the young children. Vaccinations of children from nine months old and health workers under the age of 40 are vaccinated in order to prevent further spread of the infectious disease.