In the Kyiv region, a case of viral hepatitis A was recorded. Anti-epidemic measures are underway at the college, and the school is currently in quarantine. The disease was detected in Brovary.
This was announced during an operational meeting by Olena Levchenko, director of the Brovary district branch of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Tribuna-Brovary reports.
Probably, the infection occurred by contact and household contact, since the possibility of infection through food and water was excluded.
It also became known that the risk group included 84 people who were in contact with the patient.
Olena Levchenko reported that according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, children will be under medical supervision for 35 days from the moment the case is detected, and appropriate laboratory biochemical tests will be carried out.
The director of the center also said that, unfortunately, there is currently no vaccine against viral hepatitis A in Ukraine (except for Vinnytsia region).
It also became known that four children from the contact risk group are currently in the hospital, but with diagnoses of COVID-19 and SARS – so far they have no suspicion of hepatitis A. Since the incubation period of the disease is 35 days. Throughout the time, doctors will monitor the students of the college.
Recall that the outbreak of hepatitis A in the Vinnytsia region was recorded on October 24, when 20 patients were registered. Over time, their number increased to almost 300, so the Ministry of Health identified the outbreak as an emergency at the regional level and strengthened anti-epidemic measures there. On November 8, the Ministry of Health reported that the outbreak of hepatitis A in Vinnytsia region was localized.