In Ukraine confirmed the fourth case of diphtheria

В Украине подтвердили четвертый случай дифтерии

In Chernihiv region of diphtheria ill 11-year-old boy. He was injected with diphtheria serum, but the child is still in intensive care.

In Ukraine, the doctors confirmed the fourth case of the disease diagnosed with diphtheria. On Monday, July 16, the press service of the Ministry of health of Ukraine in Facebook.

In particular, it is noted that in the Chernihiv region of diphtheria ill 11-year-old boy. He was hospitalized in Nizhyn district hospital on 13 July and the evening of the same day was transferred to the intensive care Department from Chernihiv regional children’s hospital, reported the health Ministry.

“He was injected with diphtheria serum, however, the boy remains in the intensive care unit. The severity of the condition due to complications from cardiovascular system and problems with blood clotting,” – said in the message.

According to the Agency on July 14, the doctors examined 18 people, among them four members of the boy’s family (mother, father, sisters and brother) found clinical signs of diphtheria, research is ongoing.

“Two children and mother were hospitalized in Nizhyn Central district hospital, in stable condition, the children entered antidiphtheritic serum,” – noted in the Ministry.

Earlier it was reported that in Ukraine recorded the fourth case of diphtheria.

We will remind, on July 10 in Ukraine, the third time recorded the disease diphtheria.

The health Ministry warned that there is a high probability that Ukraine may experience an outbreak of diphtheria.

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