Health authorities in Kazakhstan report today that since January of this year, 270 measles tests by sequencing have been performed, and of that total, 82 were positive.
The largest number of positive tests occurred in the city of Almaty, the Turkestan region and the Zhetysu region.
Measles is an acute viral disease that manifests itself in the form of high fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis and rash. The virus is airborne and easily transmissible.
Prevention of measles is through vaccination.
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