As a result of a full-scale war in Ukraine, the severity of the course of diseases will increase, and the incidence of some infectious diseases may also increase.
Jarno Habicht, head of the World Health Organization office in Ukraine, said this in an interview with the Interfax-Ukraine agency.
According to him, the number of severe cases of diseases has already increased in Ukraine.
Some regions are at risk of outbreaks of specific diseases, including rabies, cholera, polio, measles and diphtheria, Habicht said.
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“The war continues, and it endangers the health of more and more civilians. The number of acute chronic and non-communicable diseases may increase.
We have to be ready for various infectious diseases, but everything depends on the region”– said the head of the WHO office in Ukraine.
He reminded that in Ukraine “there are 10 million people who need support in the field of mental health”.
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