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Dr. Angel Kunchev: 460 infected with measles, 20 of them are hospital staff

Dr. Angel Kunchev: 460 infected with measles, 20 of them are hospital staff

22 April 2019 | 12:24 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. There are currently 460 measles patients in our country, 20 of which are working in hospitals, the chief state health inspector, Dr. Angel Kunchev, told BNT. He stressed on the need to vaccinate everyone who, for their work, are more exposed to infection – not only medical but also technical and security staff. “This is the staff in infectious, children’s and internist wards because it is not always possible to identify measles infection right from admission. Unless the typical rash has appeared, the symptoms are flu-like – flushed skin, conjunctivitis, runny nose and fever. This is very common in ordinary respiratory illnesses as well,” the health inspector said.
On the other hand, he commented that health inspectorates were unattractive due to low pay, limited opportunities for career growth and inconvenient conditions for specialisation, with regular visits to major cities and clinics. “We are really suffering from a severe shortage, and that issue has been repeatedly raised. For now there is no permanent solution to inject new blood into the system,” Dr. Angel Kunchev said. “The shortage of epidemiologists, microbiologists and people capable of diagnosing is very frightening for a country, and I believe that one of the next steps of the Ministry of Health is to pay attention to public health because of the need to maintain a high level of readiness,” he said.
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Veliko Tarnovo: New case of measles registered in the region

Veliko Tarnovo: New case of measles registered in the region

17 April 2019 | 16:27 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. Veliko Tarnovo. A new case of measles has been registered in Veliko Tarnovo Province, the Regional Health Inspectorate (RHI) told Focus Radio, Veliko Tarnovo. The infection was confirmed last week by the specialists of the Infectious Diseases Ward of Dr. Stefan Cherkezov Hospital in Veliko Tarnovo by laboratory tests. The patient was a 44-year-old man. The laboratory confirmed cases of measles in the territory of Veliko Tarnovo Province are two, as of 16 April.
In this reference, the RHI has ordered the medical facilities in the region to organise the isolation of patients with unclear temperature conditions and missing vaccination against measles, susceptible to measles. In addition, patients with suspected measles infection should be treated, if possible, by staff who have had the measles or have been immunised against it.

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Dr. Angel Kunchev: Measles cases in the country reach 124

Dr. Angel Kunchev: Measles cases in the country reach 124

18 March 2019 | 14:19 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The number of measles cases in the country has reached 124, chief national health inspector Dr. Angel Kunchev told Focus News Agency. “We have to underline, however, that while new cases emerge, others disappear,” Dr. Kunchev explained. He pointed out that the highest number of registered measles cases remained in the regions of Blagoevgrad and Sofia-region, particularly Samokov.
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