Laboratory studies have confirmed that anthrax one person – the Ministry of Health of Armenia
17:18 | 22/10/2012
YEREVAN, October 22 – News-Armenia. Laboratory studies have confirmed the presence of anthrax in one of the hospitalized in Armenia with symptoms of the disease, according to the website of the Ministry of Health.
Ministry of Health has recently received information from Vardenis region Gegharkunik region in the north-east of the country that the suspected anthrax was hospitalized 21 people. Later agency reported one suspect case in Yerevan.
“Upon receipt of the signal were conducted epidemiological studies carried out preventive and control measures. As a result of laboratory samples from 15 people who were hospitalized on October 17, confirmed the presence of anthrax in one person, “- said in a statement.
We identified nine nonspecific anthrax, which is caused by the use of antibiotics, and the samples from five people who were negative.
The condition of patients is satisfactory, there is a tendency to recovery
Ongoing laboratory tests of samples taken from the remaining hospitalized, as well as preventive measures. “The epidemic situation is under control” – said in a statement.
Anthrax – an acute infectious disease that occurs in the form of skin, rarely intestinal, pulmonary and septicemic form. The source of infection – pets (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs). Human infection is usually by contact (at cutting animal carcasses, processing of skins) and by eating food contaminated with spores, as well as water, soil, fur coats and other items affected by contamination. Human infection from person registered. Disputes infection in the soil, can be stored up to 100 years.I-0-