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Meningitis confirmed in 47 children in Rostov-on-Don

June 17, 2013, 19:16 UTC+3

Medics have checked 4,339 children for signs of the infection

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MOSCOW, June 17 (Itar-Tass) - Children's ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said enteroviral meningitis has been confirmed in 47 children in Rostov-on-Don.

"Today, the number of children with confirmed enteroviral meningitis increased to 47 people in the Rostov region. Seventy-four children are in hospital, and another 76 remain under medical supervision as outpatients. In all, the virus attacked 165 children, including 11 from other district of the city. Medical authorities have launched anti-epidemic measures.

Medics have checked 4,339 children for signs of the infection.

The meningitis outbreak was reported in "Teremok" kindergarten # 83 in Rostov-on-Don. One child was rushed to hospital on June 2. He died two days later. Another child died on June 13.

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