Stevanovic: We are watching the situation with measles, we are ready to deal with a contagious disease

We follow the recommendations, we pay attention to the situation, both in the country and abroad. We appeal to people who travel, to be careful, to protect themselves, to keep their distance. Traveling to risky areas is not recommended and therefore we should be extremely responsible, he appeals Dr. Milena Stevanovic, director of the University Clinic for Infectious Diseases and Febrile Conditions, regarding smallpox.

Speaking on Sitel TV, Dr. Stevanovic pointed out that our health system should not be underestimated and that all patients will be monitored, registered and treated at the Infectious Diseases Clinic.

- Do not reduce the value of our system. Our system is far from ideal, but it is ready and we stand firmly on our feet and have the capacity to deal with a contagious disease. "Once commercial measles tests come out, we will have them," she added.

Regarding the incubation for measles, Stevanovic explained that it lasts 21 days, which means that a person can be infected for up to 21 days without any symptoms, such as fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes.

Like any other viral infection, smallpox, she says, would affect young people, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses.

- Interrupted vaccination chains will lead to serious viral diseases. My appeal is that the vaccination should not be stopped and that children should not be allowed to miss the vaccination. That is the reason why we have previous viral diseases, says Stevanovic.

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