Azerbaijani citizen infected with swine flu arrives by railway
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 4 / Trend E. Ismayilov, U. Ismayilova /
Azerbaijani citizen infected with swine flu arrived in Azerbaijan from Ukraine by railway, Azerbaijani antiplague station deputy director Shair Gurbanov said on November 4.
He said that the laboratory got the patient's analysis on November 3 at 04:00 p.m. Virus was confirmed at night. At present, the patient feels well.
The patient arrived in Azerbaijan by railway on October 26. At present, employees of railroad trip Baku-Kiev-Bakuaku railway will be gathered. Explanatory work will be held among them, Chief Sanitayr Inspector of Azerbaijan Railways JSC, Dilshad Askerova, sain on November 4.
"Today, the meeting with employees of that trip will be held. They will be asked and explain whether there were citizens suspected of having infection among the passengers", Askerova said.
She said that as the citizen, arrived in Azerbaijan on October 26, but the disease was revealed yesterday, it was difficult to determine the virus on the first indications. "The passenger was unlikely to have any features of disease and high fever. So, the virus was not revealed," Askerova said.
Askerova said that the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health has not told the patient's first and last names to the medical-care service of JSC yet. "After receiving this data, lists of passengers who arrived in Baku on October 26 will be checked," Askerova said.
She said that JSC constantly conducts disinfection in arriving and departing trains before the virus was revealed. Disinfection work is held on the domestic and international flights.
Employees of carriages conduct disinfection work several times during a trip. Guides are constantly instructed. "We are fully equipped with special disinfectants and use them widely," Askerova said.
An Azerbaijani citizen temporarily residing in Ukraine's Ivanovo-Frankivsk region was found to be infected with the swine flu after returning to the Azerbaijani region of Kurdamir late October, the Azerbaijani Health Mnistry said today.
The patient was taken to the Pulmonary Diseases Scientific and Research Institute where he is undergoing treatment.
Prophylactic measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus.
Two cases of swine flu were revealed in Azerbaijan in July. Infected people arrived from France and Great Britain. Both of them fully recovered.
Azerbaijan is among 90 countries getting 300 million vaccines against swine flu from the World Health Organization free of charge. The first vaccine against swine flu will be brought in November.
According to the World health organization, over 400,000 cases of swine flu have been revealed worldwide.
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