YEREVAN, October 3. /ARKA/. Armenian ministry of health is carrying out preventive measures at the border crossing point in Meghri and in Zvartnots airport in relation to numerous cholera cases diagnosed in neighboring Iran, the press office of the ministry reported.
So far no cholera cases have been found in Armenia, according to the report.
According to Iranian ministry of health and medical education, 179 cases of cholera were diagnosed in 10 provinces of Iran, 5 of them with lethal outcome, 149 diseased were citizens of Afghanistan.
“Some 910 passengers who arrived to Armenia from Iran have been already examined. Of them 740 arrived through Meghri border crossing point (Siunik region in the south of Armenia) and 170 used Tehran-Yerevan flight. No one had cholera-like symptoms. Apart from that, consulting was provided to some 435 Armenian citizens leaving for Iran”, says the report.
Borderguards are advised to use gloves while checking passports and etc. and are provided with information leaflets about cholera symptoms and prevention measures. Remote thermometers are installed at borderline check-points and enhanced control is maintained over water basins.
For preventing spread of disease through foodstuffs, import of non-packaged food to Armenia has been banned.
Staffs of Armenia’s State hygienic and anti-epidemic inspectorate and the Center of prevention of extremely dangerous infections are sent to the Meghri border crossing point. Respective seminars and discussions are held with medical staffs of Siunik region.
Sanitary and quarantine points are provided with diagnostic equipment and other stuff, individual protection tools, sampling and first aid items.–0—