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Syphilis incidence almost halved in Penza region

15:57 | 31.08.2016 | Medicine

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Penza, 31 August 2016. PenzaNews. 78 cases of syphilis were detected in the Penza region during seven months of the current year, which is 48.3% less than in the same period last year. This is stated in a message posted on the website of the regional Rospotrebnadzor.

Syphilis incidence almost halved in Penza region

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According to the data, the number of gonorrhea patients decreased nearly by one-third compared with last year — 50 cases registered.

The incidence of major sexually transmitted infections remains at a low level with a tendency to further decrease.

During the period from January to July 2016 in the Penza region there is not a single case of diphtheria, rubella and mumps.

The number of cases of acute enteric infections increased by 23.4% — 408.3 per 100 thousand.

51.1% of hospital patients with intestinal infection of unknown etiology were children, which is 43% higher than last year's figure.

In addition, the region has seen a downward trend in the incidence of tuberculosis, but in six areas, the situation remains unfavorable: in Vadinsky area — 70 patients per 100 thousand people, in Luninsky area — 58.1, in Bashmakovsky area — 47.7, in Narovchatsky area — 37. 5, in Shemysheysky area — 35.9, and in Belinsky area — 32.

Within the last seven months of this year four children and five teenagers were diagnosed tuberculosis.

341 patients were infected due to improper medical care in the maternity hospitals — 14.1%, postoperative — 37.5%, post-injection — 11.4%.

Total number of patients with infectious diseases in the last 7 months of 2016 amounted to 80.5 thousand people, which is 10.2% less compared to the same period last year.

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