Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome grew more widespread in Penza
Penza, 30 March 2015. PenzaNews. The Penza region currently has unfavorable situation with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). The morbidity rate in the region is several times over the average Russian levels, the press service of the regional Rospotrebnadzor department informed PenzaNews agency.
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“A total of 469 patients were diagnosed with HRFS in the Penza region during the year of 2014. The morbidity rate has reached 34.5 cases per 100,000 citizens. 78 more patients were diagnosed with the dangerous diseases during January and February 2015,” the public officials added.
According to the regional Rospotrebnadzor department, natural foci of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome are currently present in all areas of the Penza region.
Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome is an infectious illness that damages fine blood vessels, kidneys, lungs and other body organs.
The HFRS latency period lasts for 7-12 days, or up to a month and a half. The illness manifests itself with sudden shivers, headache, blurred vision, muscle ache and myasthenia. On the fourth or fifth days of the illness, these symptoms are usually accompanied by small red or purple spots on the body, lumbar ache and renal disorder.
The full recovery process takes no less than 6-8 months, and severe cases frequently result in death.