Hospitalized on Sakhalin with serous meningitis children remain in the hospital

© RIA Novosti / barbarian Gertaera in fotomancer. Archival photoHospitalized on Sakhalin with serous meningitis children remain in the hospital© RIA Novosti / barbarian Gertaera the image Bank

On Sakhalin hospitalized with the diagnosis «serous meningitis» 50 children and adolescents remain in regional children’s hospital, reported on Thursday, RIA Novosti the regional Ministry of health.

On Wednesday it became known that the number of cases of enterovirus infection and hospitalized with this diagnosis reached fifty. The patients were aged eight months to 16 years. Kindergarten No. 49 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk was closed for quarantine.

«Sakhalin hospitalized with the diagnosis «serous meningitis» 50 children and adolescents continue to be treated in regional children’s hospital. Since the peak of the disease occurred on September 3, patients stay in infectious Department of the hospital will have at least four or five days. Hospital treatment of serous meningitis requires at least two weeks,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to acting head of the infectious Department of the hospital Sergey Chebotarev, the incidence is likely to be associated with the emergence of a new serotype. «This species here for a long time was not» — told RIA Novosti the doctor.

According to him, in the course of the disease inflammation of the membranes of the brain. «But the disease itself is not so serious as it seems, the main thing — not to delay treatment,» said the doctor.

In the regional Ministry of health added that all the children had contact with the hospitalized children are under the supervision of doctors.

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