The Ministry of health of Turkey has denied reports about the alleged raging in the country of the epidemic of Coxsackie virus. This is stated in the response to the request Department , RIA “Novosti”. Earlier, some media reported that in Turkey, a growing number of tourists infected with this enterovirus infection, in connection with which dozens of tourists were forced to prematurely end your holiday.
On Monday in the Directorate of culture and tourism of the Turkish province of Antalya, the Agency reported one case of Coxsackie virus family members, who came from the Ukraine. The CPS in this regard, has opened a hot line for Russian tourists.
As reported by the Turkish health Ministry, the inspection found that seven Ukrainian tourists on holiday in Alanya has really developed a rash on the skin. However, as noted by the Agency, such incidents can happen in any country.
“The results of our investigation, there can be no question of any epidemic. Evaluate the dissemination of news about it in Russian social networks and media as speculative,” – said the Turkish side. The Ministry assured that the Russian tourists “can go on vacation in Turkey.”
The head of the hoteliers Federation of Turkey Osman Ayik said that information about the spread of the virus is not true.
In ATOR please do not panic
The Association of tour operators of Russia on Wednesday called on Russian tourists not to panic. According to the organization, cases of the disease in Turkey enterovirus infections, which is characteristic for the summer period, really was recorded, but they are not widespread. Such cases occur annually in the resorts of Turkey and other countries beach holiday in the peak holiday season, assured ATOR.
Since the beginning of the second week of August on Russian television shows the subjects in which re-tells about the “epidemic of Coxsackie virus in Turkey,” the statement reads. While journalists report on the “mass escape” of tourists with Turkish resorts. Meanwhile, the Consulate General of Russia in Antalya and the CPS do not record any “mass” of citizens on this issue – among tourists there is no “no rush, no panic,” said in ATOR. Diplomats have not received any requests for assistance urgent leaving home because of illness.
According to tour operators, Russian tourists continue to vacation resorts in Turkey. Although some Russians who have a planned vacation in the country, do ask questions about the situation with the Coxsackie virus, tour operators have “few exceptions” do not record requests for early termination of leave or increasing the amount of cancel tours to the country. The demand for Turkey in Russia still remains high, said the Association.
Tour operators and insurance companies called the untrue information that the Russian tourists are massively leaving Turkey because of the epidemic of Coxsackie virus, reported “Interfax” the press-Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Irina Tyurina.
“The epidemiological situation in the resorts of Turkey remains normal,” she said.
In turn, the Executive Director of the insurance company ERV Julia Aleeva
told that reports of tourists about infection with Coxsackie virus in hotels
Turkey there every summer. According to her, this year three thousand applications, only 80 had the Coxsackie virus, so you cannot talk about some kind of danger. “We as insurers are more concerned about the rotavirus, which is raging on the Russian coast of the Black sea. All infectious disease ward in Sochi and Abkhazia filled,” said Alcheev.
In Rospotrebnadzor reported that information on the complication of the epidemiological situation in Turkey has not yet been reported. The hotline of the Department was called only five Russians with questions about the virus.
Coxsackie virus belongs to the causative agents of childhood infections, transmitted by airborne droplets, by household, as well as through water. Signs of disease – violation of the bowel, diarrhea, high fever, General intoxication, weakness, skin rash. The disease is 7-10 days, but can also lead to complications.