Situation with measles in Russian Federation and Leningrad oblast
Published: 10.02.12 Updated: 10.02.2012 10:51:20
Number of cases of measles is increasing in the Northwestern part of the country. In January 2012, cases of measles were imported in the Republic of Komi (from Chechen Republic), Murmansk oblast (2 cases from Ukraine and Tambov oblast) and Sankt-Petersburg (from Chechen Republic).
Outbreak of measles with 87 cases was reported in Sankt-Petersburg’s children hospital. Measles spread from a child from Chechen Republic, who was hospitalised with diagnosis of acute respiratory infection and was not isolated as measles were not suspected.
Vaccination coverage against measles in Russian Federation in 2011 was 97.5% among 2 years olds and a booster dose was received by 97.3% of 6 year old children. It is recommended to get vaccinated with 2 doses of vaccine against measles for people who did not have measles before and were not or not fully vaccinated.