A focus of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in a summer health camp

Nafeev A.A., Khaisarova A.N., Sibaeba E.I., Zhukova E.Yu., Yanbekova S.Yu., Zaichikova M.I.

1Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology in the Ulyanovsk Region, Ulyanovsk; 2Ulyanovsk State University
The incidence of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) among children is sporadic in most cases. A clinical and epidemiological analysis of its incidence was carried out in a summer health camp where in June to September 2014 five patients, including 4 schoolchildren and 1 teacher, fell ill. The diagnosis of HFRS was confirmed by indirect immunofluorescence. The disease was moderate; two children had signs of acute abdomen. The disease was due to that the rodents had appeared in the camp because of their access to the buildings (summer cottages) and the children had been involved in the dry cleaning of the camp’s area. It is noted that the most important measure to prevent the outbreaks of the disease in the organized children’s collective bodies is to exclude the penetration of rodents into the rooms where the children live and to create a barrier (including deratization measures) during their migration from natural biotopes.


1. Chumakov M.E. [Ecological and epidemiological characteristics of natural foci of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in the Republic of Mordovia]. Kazanskiy Meditsinskiy Zhurnal 2003; 84(5): 388–392. (In Russ.).

2. Clement J. Hantavirus infection: a «new» exotic zoonosis among us. Bull. Mem. Acad. R. Med. Begl. 1996; 151: 325–333.

3. Piotrovich A.K., Sirotina Z.V. Gemorragicheskaya lihoradka s pochechnyim sindromom u detey [Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in children]. Moscow: Meditsina, 1988. 192 p. (In Russ.).

4. Tkachenko E.A., Bashkirtsev V.N., Dzagurova T.K Primenenie kulturalnogo antigena dlya serodiagnostiki gemorragicheskoy lihoradki s pochechnyim sindromom s pomoschyu metoda flyuorestsiruyuschih antitel. Metodicheskie rekomendatsii [Application culture antigen for serodiagnosis of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome using fluorescent antibody technique. Guidelines]. Moscow, 1984. (In Russ.).

5. Tkachenko E.A., Dzagurova T.K., Bernstein A.D. [Hemorrhagic fever with renal sitndromom in Russia – the problem of the XXI century]. Vestnik Rossiyskoy Akademii Estestvennyih Nauk, 2012; 1: 48–54. (In Russ.).

About the Autors

For correspondence:
Prof. Nafeev Aleksandr Anatolyevich, MD; Head, Department of Particularly Dangerous Infections, Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology in the Ulyanovsk Region; Prof., Department of Infectious and Dermatovenereological Diseases, Medical Faculty, Ulyanovsk State University
Address: 5, Pushkarev St., Ulyanovsk 432005
Telephone: +7(8422) 40-51-72
E-mail: nafeev@mail.ru; nva@MV.ru

Similar Articles

Бионика Медиа