In Turkey more than 500 Russians have complained of deterioration of health
MOSCOW, Aug 11 — RIA Novosti. The CPS received more than 500 complaints of health deterioration of Russians vacationing in Turkish resorts. This was reported on the website of the Department.
The complaints were received on the “hot line”, opened by the CPS in connection with reports about the outbreak of the Coxsackie virus. The Ministry said that the cases were recorded in the hotels of the cities of side and Alanya, Belek, Kemer, and others.
“The largest number of cases — children up to 14 years”, — stated in the message of Rospotrebnadzor.
Earlier in mass media and social networks reported that in Turkey, a growing number of travelers who become ill with Coxsackie virus, causing dozens of tourists allegedly were forced to interrupt their vacation.
Coxsackie virus belongs to the enterovirus family. Susceptible to infection are children aged three to ten years, often she is sick in four to six years. The virus is mainly manifested violation of the bowel, diarrhea, General intoxication and rash. The disease is generally favorable, but there are complications.
Rosturizm has urged Russians to take into account the existing threat to the health of tourists when deciding to travel to Turkey. The Agency urged the Russian tour operators and travel agents in the implementation of tours to Turkey is mandatory to inform about the complex epidemiological situation in the country.
A source in Rospotrebnadzor reported that the Agency considered unsafe for tourists conditions in Antalya.
“The CPS has made a decision about unsafe Russian tourists conditions in the region of the Gulf of Antalya in Turkey. The document submitted to the Federal tourism Agency”, — said the Agency interlocutor, noting that the decision has already been agreed with the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The Ministry of health of Turkey on 9 August denied that the country is having an epidemic, calling the data speculation. The Ministry said that an investigation was conducted and revealed cases of skin rashes only seven tourists.
“Our Ministry believes that such cases can happen in any country. The results of our investigation, there can be no question of any epidemic”, — stated in the message of the Ministry. The health Ministry also said that Russian tourists can easily go to Turkey on holiday.