Inva Matyazh, “Chief Physician” of the “Sevastopol City Infectious Diseases Hospital”, said that as a result of several days of fighting, doctors had saved the lives of a local inhabitant diagnosed with leptospirosis, an acute infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira (Leptospira), and the main vectors – rodents, including rats.
It is worth noting that this infrequent disease most likely infected the patient while swimming in the Sevastopol’s Black (Chornaya) River or in one of the water reservoirs located near the Gasfort Mountain. Standing or poorly flowing water are the main sources of leptospirosis, and the disease has been recorded in Sevastopol every year for several years since 2014. Last year, the patient was even an 11-year-old child.
Infectious disease specialists in Sevastopol are forced to urge everyone to refrain from swimming in the lakes and rivers of the peninsula during outdoor recreation. It is noteworthy that these reservoirs supply the water to the population of Sevastopol, in conditions when there are no treatment facilities in this city due to the negligence of the Russian “administration”.
The epidemiological situation regarding the coronavirus remains extremely difficult in Sevastopol. The city records from 40 to 80 cases of infection every week, mostly among Russian “tourists”. The largest number of infected is recorded in the densely populated city center.
At the same time, the daily incidence of coronavirus infection in Sevastopol is the highest per unit of population, if we compare it with the incidence rate in the regions of Russia itself. This fact was voiced by “the chief state sanitary doctor in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol” Natalia Penkovskaya at one of the meetings of the “operational headquarters”.
Also, the disappointing news was the information of the Sevastopol “Blood Center” that during the holiday period in the city sharply decreased blood supplies, especially the first group with negative rhesus, as well as the second group with both positive and negative rhesus.