20 March 2009, Friday, 10:40

More than one million of citizens RB will be immunized against infectious diseases

author: Elena Makushina

News-service of Ministry of health protection RB reports it is planned to immunize 100 thousand adults against hepatitis “B”, 25 thousand adults against measles, 800 thousand people against flu and 55 thousand kids against poliomyelitis in 2009. Besides, 870 thousand people will be examined for the presence of hepatitis “B” and “C”.

In 2008 the sickness rate with hepatitis “B” has reduced 1,2 times, with German measles – three times, with epidemic parotiditis – 2,3 times, with whooping cough – 3,4 times and with virus hepatitis “A” – 1,6 times. No cases of measles, poliomyelitis, hydrophobia and tetanus have been registered in the Republic last year.