25 Cases of Measles Registered in Armenia


YEREVAN, APRIL 12. ARMINFO. Twenty-five people ill with measles are
registered in Armenia. Head of the National Program of Immunization,
Deputy Director of the Center for Control and Prevention of Diseases,
the Public Health Ministry of Armenia, Sirak Sukiasyan told ARMINFO.
He said that such an activation of the disease has not been observed
since 1997-98, while in 2003 only 2 cases were registered. Eight
pupils are ill with measles in the schools No.60 and No.68. The
remaining are adults in Yerevan and Gyumri. The Public Health Ministry
takes all the measures to prevent spreading of the disease. According
to preliminary data of physicians, by 2005 the spreading of measles
may increase, and then it will decrease again.

In Armenia, in conformity with the recommendation of the World Health
Organization, children at the age of 1 and 6 are vaccinated against
measles, German measles and parotitis in the regional polyclinics free
of charge.