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Refugees at UK reception point vaccinated due to diphtheria outbreak

MOSCOW, Nov. 13 Refugees in a migration center in a British city Manston is being vaccinated against diphtheria amid the outbreak, the Guardian reports, citing a spokesman for the UK Health Agency (UKHSA).
“The health agency is working closely with the Home Office at the Manston migration centre, where several cases of diphtheria and other cases have been reported. infections. We recommend offering diphtheria vaccinations and antibiotics to people at the center and to anyone who has recently arrived,” UKHSA Deputy Director Gayatri Amirtalingam said.

According to a document released by the agency on Friday, the procedures were recommended to asylum seekers who arrived in the country from October 31 to December 12, 2022. First of all, it is proposed to vaccinate families with small children accommodated in hotels.

Earlier, the head of the British Ministry of Internal Affairs, Suella Braverman, was criticized amid reports of an overcrowded migration center in Manston, which is designed to accommodate 1.6 thousand migrants, however, it houses 4,000 refugees. Serious violations of sanitary conditions were recorded at the center, as well as cases of diphtheria and infection with Staphylococcus aureus, which causes serious illness.
On Sunday, Sky News, citing data from the country's Ministry of Defense, reported that 40,000 migrants had arrived in the UK since the beginning of this year , crossing the English Channel in boats.

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