Nizhny Novgorod: 674 hospitalized with A type hepatitis

Six hundred and seventy-four people have been hospitalized in Nizhny Novgorod with a preliminary diagnosis of A type hepatitis. Hospitals admitted 43 patients, including 12 children, over the past day, director of the city health department Vladimir Lazarev told on Sunday. He said city hospitals still have 200 beds for adults and 40 for children. There is enough vaccine and medicines. Every schoolchild and teacher can receive a hepatitis inoculation for free. The largest number of patients comes from the Sormovsky district. Doctors are visiting apartment houses to find the source of the infection and take preventive measures. “More than 10,000 apartments have been examined, and the action goes on,” Lazarev said. “Results of water and drink tests will be announced on Monday, and the source of the infection will be identified then,” he said, reported Itar-Tass.

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