Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   17 November

Imported measles case detected in Armenia

Imported measles case detected in Armenia

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 22, ARMENPRESS. An imported measles case has been detected in Armenia on October 21, the healthcare ministry told Armenpress.

The lab test confirmed the disease in a person who arrived in Armenia from Russia on October 6.

On October 21 the person started experiencing fever and on October 21 rash appeared on the body. The patient visited hospital on October 20, was tested for measles and the result was positive.

The ministry reminds that the situation in Armenia in terms of measles is stable, however from the beginning of the year seven imported cases of measles have been registered in the country.

The ministry urges all those not having been vaccinated for measles to do so because vaccination is the only preventive measure.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan



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