The chief sanitary doctor of Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ruslan Savchuk, denies that an outbreak of hepatitis A has been recorded in the region. Information about this appeared in the mass media on November 1. According to him, the cases of the disease detected in the Ivano-Frankivsk region are not related to each other.
“The information about the hepatitis A outbreak in Prykarpattia is completely untrue”Ruslan Savchuk told “Ukrainian Pravda. Life”.
According to the chief medical officer of the region, the detected cases are isolated and there is no connection between them.
“The infected have never been in contact with each other: children study in different educational institutions in Ivano-Frankivsk, and adults work at different enterprises. I also do not connect the registered cases with the outbreak that occurred in Vinnytsia region. Our patients did not travel not only outside the borders region, and even outside the city. They also had no contact with patients from Vinnytsia.” – explains Ruslan Savchuk.
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He said that from January 1 to October 1, 2023, 12 cases of hepatitis A virus infection were detected in Prykarpattia. Another 12 cases were registered from the beginning of October: four of them were recorded between October 1 and 12, seven – from October 13 to 1 November, and another on November 2.
“This number is not high, so there is no need to talk about a sharp increase in the incidence of the disease,” – convinces the sanlikar.
He also added that four patients who fell ill in early October have already recovered. “Eight are still in the regional infectious disease hospital, where they are being treated according to protocols. Their conditions are of moderate severity. Among them are five adults and three children.” – added the chief medical officer of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.
We will remind, on October 24, an outbreak of hepatitis A was recorded in Vinnytsia region.
On October 31, an emergency was declared in the region due to an outbreak of infection.
And on November 1, the Vinnytsia OVA reported that the number of hepatitis A patients is rapidly increasing – 207 cases of the disease have been laboratory-confirmed.
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