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Over 21,000 people seek medical assitance in flooded districts in Far East

August 26, 2013, 13:02 UTC+3

The vaccination of local residents continues

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Maksim Melnikov

Photo ITAR-TASS/Maksim Melnikov

MOSCOW, August 26 (Itar-Tass) - The epidemiological situation in Amur and Magadan Regions, the Jewish Autonomous Region, Khabarovsk Territory remains stable, the Russian Public Health Ministry reported on Monday.

“A total of 21,345 people, including 6,297 children, sought medical aid in four Russian federal constituent territories. As many as 2,260 people, including 748 children, were taken to hospital,” the ministry stated.

The vaccination of local residents continues. “As many as 42,761 people, including 17,610 children, were vaccinated against hepatitis A, 20,574 people, including 7,521 children, were inoculated against dysentery, 5,054 people were vaccinated against typhoid fever,” the ministry said. A total of 17,738 people, including 5,427 children, received preventive vaccines.

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