The National Institute of Public Health (NIJ) has registered the ninth example of measles this year. They were confirmed on Monday by a Radiotelevision (RTVS) employee, Slovenia, who was probably infected in a health center. Today, measles has also been confirmed by a person from the coastal region, most likely from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
> Today another example of measles, the ninth, has been confirmed in the coastal region. According to NIJ, the person is infected abroad, almost certainly in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The data of all persons who have been in contact with it is still being collected.
The first signs of measles are usually high fever, malaise, inflammation of the eye conjunctiva, coughing and then a reddish rash begins. With the first signals, the patient should call the selected doctor and describe the symptoms, even if he knows that he has been in contact with the infected person. Without notice, the patient should not go to the health center to prevent others from unnecessarily exposing the infection.
As explained in a press statement Ondina Jordan Markovich with the NIJ, the eighth case of measles was confirmed on Monday. The patient was probably infected at the health center 12 days ago. When he came in contact with the measles, he was treated at NIJ, but he was not vaccinated because the file said the measles had already been overcome.
But then he got sick – he got a rash on Saturday – which, according to Jordan Markocic's statement, means that he was not vaccinated and that the measles was unlikely to happen in childhood. It is not known how this note occurred in the file. "If there is information in the official documentation, we are dealing with this data. It is most important for us to find two vaccination data or information about whether the disease has been overcome. In such a case, humans have protection," she explained. from.
One person died by a person from a health center who was infected with measles by an eighth patient.
At the time of infection, which lasted five days after the rash, the patient was still at work. He was in contact with 60 colleagues and family members. The NIJ gave instructions on how to proceed, some people had already been vaccinated. The disease does not occur in a serious form, so it is not admitted to the hospital and stays at home.
The RTVS management, where the patient works, informed all employees about the registered measles case and invited them to check their vaccine status, they reported from RTVS.
All born in 1960 and before are protected from measles. At the time, the majority of the population suffered from measles and thus received practical lifelong protection, Jordan Markočič said. They are born later to check whether they have been vaccinated with two doses that offer protection. "If you have not been vaccinated or if you have not become ill, you are at high risk because the measles is highly contagious. If you do not have the protection, you will almost certainly be sick when you come in contact," she warned.