In Kharkiv Oblast, 11 people fell ill with hepatitis A during the year


Oleg Synegubov instructed to develop a plan of measures to prevent the spread of hepatitis A.

This was discussed during a staff meeting chaired by the head of Kharkiv THIS Oleg Sinegubov.

According to the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the epidemic situation in the country with regard to the incidence of VHA is characterized as unstable, with a tendency to worsen.

In 9 months of the current year, 314 cases were registered, and 171 were recorded last year. In Kharkiv Oblast, 11 people fell ill with hepatitis A during the year.

“It is necessary to develop a plan of measures. Not just to pay attention, but a clear plan of measures where there is each point, respectively, each action regarding the prevention of the spread of infection. This work is entrusted to the Department of Civil Protection and the Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

We will review and approve it at the KTEB and NS commissions,” instructed Oleg Sinegubov.

The main sources of infection are drinking water and food. In the current year, 7,897 samples of drinking water from centralized water supply facilities were examined for microbiological indicators of epidemic safety, of which 159 samples did not meet hygienic standards.

Also, 7,090 tap water samples were examined for sanitary and chemical indicators, of which 163 samples did not meet the requirements.

“We believe that it is necessary to draw the attention of the heads of communal enterprises and communities to the laboratory control of the quality of drinking water, which is provided for by state sanitary norms and rules, to the proper technical operation of water supply networks and water supply facilities.

It is equally important to carry out communication activities to explain to the population the ways of transmission of infection and the means they should follow in order not to get infected with this disease,” said the Acting Director General of the State Institution “Kharkiv Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health” of Ukraine” Nelya Novitska.

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