Serous meningitis incidence rate increased in Armenia

Serous meningitis incidence rate increased in Armenia

YEREVAN, June 26. /ARKA/. Serous meningitis rates have increased in Armenia, the press office of Armenia’s ministry of health reported.

In May-June 2014, a total of 38 cases of acute meningitis were recorded, mainly in 3 to 8 age group. No group cases were recorded though, according to the report.

The report says enteroviral infections have become more active in a number of countries in May-June, in Georgia, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan in particular.

Instructed by the minister of health, the respective bodies take preventive and anti-epidemic measures.

The ministry recommends following personal hygiene rules, to avoid contacts with people infected and to more often air the room.

Enteroviral infections cover a wide range of illnesses that are caused by a group of viruses called enteroviruses (EVs). They are members of the Picornaviridae family which are small, icosahedral, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses. –0--

14:06 26.06.2014

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