YTD botulism sick 80 Ukrainians

С начала года ботулизмом заболели 80 украинцев

In 2018 Ukraine has registered 72 cases of botulism

Despite the availability of antivenoms from the disease died seven people. Experts urge do not eat thermally processed fish.

YTD botulism sick 80 Ukrainians, of whom seven died. This was reported in the public health Center of Ministry of health.

“From the beginning of 2018 as of August 15, 2018 registered 72 cases of botulism, which injured 80 people, 7 of them died,” – said in the message.

Experts urged Ukrainians not to eat dried, salted and canned fish, canned food or meat products, if the products before use are not processed thermally.

The main clinical signs of botulism are a variety of neurological disorders – visual disturbances (double vision or fog in the eyes), slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, sensation of dryness in the mouth, muscle weakness.

The focus of public health has assured that Ukraine has high-quality antivenoms canadian production, which are necessary for immediate treatment of botulism.

Earlier in Kharkov with symptoms of botulism hospitalized couple. The man died.

Before this man died of botulism in the Zaporozhye region. He died at home. Medical help was not sought. The diagnosis was made posthumously on the basis of laboratory confirmation.

 

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