Several faculties of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) are switching to distance learning until May 17 due to measles. It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the document.
On May 2, the Moscow Health Department announced that isolated cases of measles infection were recorded in the capital, and assured that the situation was not critical and was under control. The press release says that all the cases were not vaccinated, the exact number of patients in the department was not named.
“In Moscow, we do record an increase in sporadic incidence and single foci of measles among the unvaccinated, but in general the situation is not critical and is under the control of both the health department and the Moscow department of Rospotrebnadzor.”
Earlier, many private clinics in Moscow ran out of monovaccines against measles, as most of the drugs are sent to the public sector to prevent the disease due to the aggravation of the situation with measles in Russia. This was reported by RBC with reference to representatives of medical networks. Before that, in April, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, reported that cases of the disease had already been detected in 44 regions. On April 20, almost 200 confirmed cases of measles were registered in Dagestan, all of them were not vaccinated. Then Popova ruled out the need to introduce systemic restrictions. Rospotrebnadzor links the increase in the incidence with a large number of unvaccinated people, as well as with the flow of migrants from neighboring countries. In three regions of the Russian Federation, people who fell ill with measles were given a different diagnosis, and as a result, they managed to infect many.
Epidemiologist Vasily Vlasov explained in a conversation with The Insider that measles is quite mild in both children and adults, and even easier in vaccinated people. However, he clarified that the greater the proportion of unvaccinated and unvaccinated people, the greater the likelihood of a large outbreak.