Three children infected recently, 17 cases of measles confirmed in the Dubrovnik-Neretva Country

Author(s): ‎Ellie Leoni‎ Photographer(s): Goran Mratinović
From 25th of May until 18th of June this year, 17 cases of measles were confirmed in the Dubrovnik-Neretva Country. Three people who became infected recently are small children, two of them are the age of the kids who attend kindergartens. One child is hospitalized. 

All the citizens who notice a rash on their bodies are invited to contact their doctor/pediatrician, to discuss further actions.

The Department of Public Health of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County informs all the citizens who develop symptoms that may indicate initial symptoms of measles (elevated temperature, nasal discharge, cough, eye redness) and for any reason suspect that they have been infected with measles virus (eg in contact with a person suffering from measles or with a person who had a rash with elevated body temperature, in the last 3 weeks since the onset of symptoms were in a health institution) to do the following:

1. Do not go to the doctors of family medicine, pediatricians, emergency medicine, but first phone your family physician/pediatrician and explain the symptoms.

2. In the case of justified doubt, a family physician/pediatrician will send the patient directly to the Infectology Department of the Dubrovnik Hospital, at the back of the hospital (the road behind the main entrance to the hospital). You should avoid any contact with other people and tarry with as fewer people as possible.

These instructions are currently valid and are a changeable subject in accordance with the development of the situation.

The Public Health Institute invites all parents/guardians to vaccinate all unvaccinated children. They also call for the vaccination of all unprotected health workers and nursery workers.