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Viral meningitis outbreak receding in Georgia

by | May 31, 2014
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Also at Kutaisi hospital, the number of cases is falling. 63 people were infected in Georgia’s second largest city. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–About 200 viral meningitis patients out of 400 have left hospital, according to Georgia’s Health Minister, Davit Sergeenko.

He says the number of cases of viral meningitis has gone down in the large cities, after the outbreak peaked on May 23.

Classes will resume in schools and kindergartens from Monday. Teaching was suspended May 21 due to an increase in the number viral meningitis cases.

Sergeenko said on Friday that in the regions, the number of cases has not yet been reduced, but failed to put specify exactly how many such cases are confirmed as of May 30. He said, ‘about 200 patients’ have been sent home from hospital in all of Georgia.

“[The number of] cases was reduced in Kutaisi and in Batumi, but in the regions there is no such trend yet. But the number of hospitalized patients are reduced there too,” he said.

According to the most recent data, there are 220 infected in Tbilisi, 63 in Kutaisi, 19 in Rustavi and 20 in Adjara.



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