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International Conference on SARS - one year after the (first) outbreak

08. - 11.05.2004, Lübeck

The system of SARS-related antiepidemic measures in public health of Ukraine


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  • corresponding author presenting/speaker N. Aristova - National Medical University of O.O.Bohomoletz (Ukraine, Kiev)
  • V. Aristov - National Medical University of O.O.Bohomoletz (Ukraine, Kiev)
  • A. Samilak - National Medical University of O.O.Bohomoletz (Ukraine, Kiev)

International Conference on SARS - one year after the (first) outbreak. Lübeck, 08.-11.05.2004. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2004. Doc04sarsP1.01

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Though SARS cases in Ukraine have not been revealed until now, since 8.04.2003 a large system of antiepidemic measures had been started.

The main antiepidemic measure of prevention SARS outbreak in Ukraine was putting of Sanitary-Quarantine departments (sanitary-quarantine check-points and sections) onto intensified duty on National frontier of Ukraine [1]. This measure was directed to provide intensified supervision and control of passengers of plains, ships and trains arriving abroad (especially from "SARS-infected" countries), interruption of illegal migration. In the context of this work were realized inquiries of passengers, briefings of airplane, ship and railway crews concerning prophylactic actions [2]. The airports were prepared for disinfection actions. The readiness of isolation wards on first-aid posts, sanitary stations for aircraft and other transport was checked.

Department of Public Health and National Sanitary-and-Epidemiologic Service assigned hospitals for treatment of SARS-infected persons and for observation for contactors. Necessary medicines, including antiviral, hormonal drugs, antibiotics, instrumentation for artificial pulmonary ventilation, protecting clothes, and disinfectants formed national non-reducible reserve [[3],[4]]. All medical staff was instructed with epidemiology, symptoms, treatment and SARS prophylaxis.

The operational workgroup for monitoring of epidemiologic situation with SARS all over the world was established by the Ministry of Public Health.

Commonwealth was offered till 08.07.2003 to refrain from traveling to China (especially Hong Kong), Singapore, Vietnam [5].

In case of SARS outbreak in Ukraine

The schemes of immediate quarantine and urgent summons of specialists in working and non-working time were elaborated.

Also it was proposed the realization of medical examination of the Subway staff, other public transport before workday, and everyday disinfection of public transport, waiting rooms, railway stations and airports. Everyday medical examinations of children and teenagers, providing with vitamins their food, severe sanitary-antiepidemic regime were proposed too.

It was also prescribed to inform systematically commonwealth by mass media about epidemiologic situation with SARS, measures of individual and public prophylaxis [1].


Resolution of National Sanitary-and-Epidemiologic Service of Ukraine of 08.04.2003 ? 12 "About additional measures in prevention of importing and spreading on territory of Ukraine SARS cases"
Letter of NSESU of 29.04.2003 "Concerning protection of commonwealth and territory from importing and spreading of quarantine infections."
Resolution of NSESU of 08.04.2003 ? 17 "About reinforcement disinfection actions of elimination SARS pathogen in Human environment"
Order ? 414 of Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine of 04.09.2003 "About providing control of usage disinfection substances"
Letter of NSESU of 29.04.2003 ? "Concerning resolution of Government of 5.07.2003 ? 326-P "About validity loss of a document."