24 May 2022 14:44

No monkeypox cases in Russia yet - Rospotrebnadzor head

MOSCOW. May 24 (Interfax) - There are currently no cases of monkeypox imported into Russia, Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor head Anna Popova said.

"As of today, there are no monkeypox cases imported into the Russian Federation," Popova said on Komsomolskaya Pravda Radio on Tuesday.

"Today there is no reason for panic, no reason for any kind of super caution," the Rospotrebnadzor head said.

"We have tightened sanitary-quarantine control, we have conducted informational and methodological activities, and today we are carrying out them and tomorrow we will do it with our colleagues, doctors and medical workers in all Russian regions. The most important thing is to be vigilant so that a doctor can immediately assume that a person who has certain complaints may have this infection, the epidemiological anamnesis is more important here. If a person has traveled (to at-risk countries), he should warn the doctor," Popova said.