The head of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Murashko, warned about the threat in the medium term of new challenges in the face of new pathogens.
We can expect some new challenges, previously uncommon infections caused by unknown pathogens, an increase in the number of cases of known infectious diseases, including those uncharacteristic due to certain climate changes, uncharacteristic for their usual habitats, RIA Novosti quotes him.
The head of the department noted that microorganisms more often develop resistance of microorganisms to antibacterial drugs, reducing the effectiveness of treatment of infections.
The epidemic situation in the Russian Federation has been deteriorating over the past weeks, added the head of the Russian Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko. The day before, the official went into self-isolation due to a positive test for a new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) from a family member.
Earlier NEWS.ru reported that diabetes mellitus is the most dangerous challenge to the world community. The chief freelance endocrinologist of the Ministry of Health, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Ivan Dedov expressed confidence in this.
According to him, the number of people suffering from this disease cannot be calculated accurately, since every second person with type 2 diabetes does not even know that they are sick. Dedov stated that there are currently about 8.3 million diabetics in Russia.