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Additional sanitary measures are being taken in Crimea to prevent the importation of infections from Ukraine, where refugees have been coming from in recent months, Natalya Penkovskaya, head of the interregional department of Rospotrebnadzor for Crimea and Sevastopol, told reporters on Friday.
What distinguishes this season from all previous ones is, of course, the change in migration processes. That is, migration from the zone of humanitarian catastrophe. This is a certain risk that requires the same emergency response. Health care institutions, institutions of Rospotrebnadzor are ready, <...> all the necessary measures have been taken so that there is an adequate response to the possible risks of bringing infection into the country , — quotes a specialist TASS .
At the same time, sanitary and quarantine points operate at the border, the function of which is to prevent the importation of infectious diseases into the territory of Crimea.
According to Natalia Penkovskaya, the Crimean services are also monitoring in case of a possible appearance of cholera in the region and are fully prepared to fight it. At the end of April, it was reported that Rospotrebnadzor recommended that the regions ensure that hospitals are ready for anti-epidemic measures in case cholera patients are detected.
As for intestinal infections and possible cases of cholera, the risks of these infections have always been, Crimea belongs to the first type of epidemic manifestations of cholera, and therefore monitoring is carried out annually. <...> To date, everything has been done in the region to ensure anti-epidemic readiness for a possible introduction of infection. <...> Hospital bases have been prepared, there is a necessary supply of medicines, there is laboratory readiness, — says the expert.
She stressed that the likelihood of outbreaks of such infections during the holiday season depends on how all enterprises, authorities and responsible organizations comply with sanitary standards, provide water preparation and purification, prepare recreation areas and beaches for the season, comply with trade rules and other norms.
According to the border department, more than 150 thousand people from Ukraine have already arrived in Crimea.