OREANDA-NEWS   Measles quarantine was introduced in two Moscow schools - № 1797 "Bogorodskaya" and school № 1434 "Ramenki".

Director of the school № 1797 "Bogorodskaya" Alexey Nefedov told that the quarantine was introduced, as one child fell ill. "This is a one-time case, one child fell ill, as all contact at school, introduced quarantine for 21 days. We work according to the instructions" Nefedov said.

In addition, the official website of the school № 1434 contains orders on quarantine measures in two buildings of the educational institution. The quarantine is entered for 21 days since January 24.

Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the Agency is concerned about the extremely high incidence of measles with fatal cases around the borders of Russia, in particular, in Ukraine, sanitary and quarantine control at the entrance to the country has already been strengthened. She noted that it is important for Russia to maintain a very high level of immunization of the population. Popova said that more than 97 percent of the Russian population have vaccinations against measles.

As reported earlier in January in Rospotrebnadzor, in Russia for 2018, 17.3 cases of measles per 1 million population were recorded. The Department stressed that the sick were not vaccinated, mainly such cases were associated with importation from abroad.

According to experts of the Agency, the most affected countries are Georgia and Ukraine. Georgia declared a measles epidemic on 18 January after more than 300 cases were reported in the first two weeks of January. In Ukraine, according to the Ministry of health, for the period from December 28, 2018 to January 3, 2019 more than 2.3 thousand people fell ill with measles.

Measles is an acute infectious viral disease transmitted by airborne droplets. The main factor in reducing the incidence - is vaccination.