Russia: Emergency declared as Tularemia epidemic cases rise to 900 in Khanty-Mansiysky Autonomous Region – 190913 1735z

According to the Department of healthcare of Khanty-Mansiysky Autonomous Region, 900 inhabitants have contracted tularemia.

Ticks (Image: medscape.com)

Among them, 858 people are residents of Khanty-Mansiysk; 33 live in Khanty-Mansiysk district; the remaining cases were recorded in Nizhnevartovsk.

It is established that several of the patients in Nizhnevartovsk are employees of the oil industry and contracted tularemia in the field.

In Khanty-Mansiysk and Khanty-Mansiysk district, work on measures against rodents and mosquitoes, which are the sources and carriers of disease, is continuing.

According to the Department of Rospotrebnadzor [The Federal Service for Protection of Consumers’ Rights and Well-Being] in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, the 1st cases were reported on 19 Aug 2013.

Due to the significant deterioration of the epidemiological situation regarding the incidence of tularemia in Khanty-Mansiysk, an emergency situation has been declared.
Thursday, 19 September, 2013 at 15:42 (03:42 PM) UTC RSOE

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Tularemia

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“Tularemia (also known as Pahvant Valley plague,[1]rabbit fever,[1]deer fly fever, and Ohara’s fever[2]) is a serious infectious disease caused by the bacteriumFrancisella tularensis.[3] A gram-negative, nonmotilecoccobacillus, the bacterium has several subspecies with varying degrees of virulence. The most important of those is F. tularensis tularensis (Type A), which is found in lagomorphs (rabbits and similar animals) in North America, and it is highly virulent in humans and domestic rabbits. F. tularensis palaearctica (Type B) occurs mainly in aquatic rodents (beavers, muskrats) in North America and in hares and small rodents in northern Eurasia. It is less virulent for humans and rabbits.[4] The primary vectors are ticks and deer flies, but the disease can also be spread through other arthropods.[3] The disease is named after Tulare County, California.” – wikipediaMore about Tularemia at wikipedia

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A tularemia lesion on the dorsal skin of the right hand

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  1. По данным Департамента здравоохранения Ханты-Мансийского автономного района, 900 жителей заразились туляремией. Среди них, 858 человека являются жителями Ханты-Мансийск, 33 живут в Ханты-Мансийском округе, остальные случаи были зафиксированы в Нижневартовске. Установлено, что некоторые из пациентов в Нижневартовске являются сотрудниками нефтяной промышленности и контракт туляремии в этой области. В Ханты-Мансийск и Ханты-Мансийского района, работы по мерам борьбы с грызунами и комарами, которые являются источниками и переносчиками болезней, продолжается. По данным Департамента Роспотребнадзора [Федеральная служба по защите прав потребителей и благополучия] в Ханты-Мансийском автономном округе, первые случаи были зарегистрированы 19 авг 2013 году. В связи со значительным ухудшением эпидемической ситуации по заболеваемости туляремией в Ханты-Мансийске, чрезвычайная ситуация была объявлена​​.
    Четверг, 19 сентября 2013 в 15:42 (3:42 вечера) UTC RSOE

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