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TSMU expert informed Ternopil residents about measles and the methods of its prevention

This winter season saw frequent reports in the media about the increase of cases of measles diseases in Ternopil region and Ukraine. Six cases of measles were reported in Ternopil region since the start of the year. Doctors recorded the most recent case on January 9. The percentage of vaccinated children aged 1 to 6 in Ternopil reached 98%, while the percentage of children of all ages who had been vaccinated is 76%. Dr. Vasyl Kopcha, Professor of TSMU department of infectious, gave an interview Continue reading →

A joint research project between scientists of Ternopil State Medical University and the Institute of Rural Health (Lublin, Poland)

For four days, from November 26 to 29, 2017, two TSMU researchers, assistant professor of the department of infectious disease Mariia Shkilna, and leading specialist of TSMU interdisciplinary research clinical laboratory Olha Marchuk, together with specialists of Ternopil Regional Laboratory Center of Ministry of Health Volodymyr Panychev and Anatolii Dautov visited the Institute of Rural Health in Lublin, Poland. The visit was dedicated to a joint study of borreliosis and other tick-transmitted infections (anaplasmosis and babesiosis) in the ticks collected in Ternopil region. Collaboration with Continue reading →

TSMU continues to study epidemiology, medical signs and prevention of Lyme disease among forestry workers of Khmelnitskyi region

On December 1, 2017, a working group of scientists from the department of infectious diseases of the Ternopil State Medical University journeyed to Khmelnitsky region. Their goal was to survey forestry workers in this region to assess their understanding of epidemiology, major clinical manifestations and prevention of Lyme borreliosis, and to conduct clinical and laboratory tests for the presence of Borrelia type bacteria among this group. This study is a part of a large scale project Study of Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Symptoms of Lime Borreliosis Continue reading →

TSMU professor took part in the XXII Kyiv Dermatology Days

XXII Kyiv Dermatology Days conference took place October 11 – 13, 2017, in Kyiv. Professor of the Department of Infectious, Skin and STI Diseases Dr.  S.O. Halnykina participated in the forum. This is the most anticipated professional event of the year for dermatologists from Ukraine and abroad. Contributing to its popularity are practical focus of the presentations, scientific novelty of materials, and relaxed atmosphere during sectional meetings. First day of the conference held an international forum on dermatoscopy aimed at the specialists to study this Continue reading →

TSMU continues the large-scale study of epidemiology, prevention and treatment of Lyme disease

On September 25-28, 2017, a group of scientists of TSMU’s Department of Infectious Diseases visited forestry workers of Zakarpatska region. The visit had two main goals: first, to assess how much the foresters know about epidemiology, main clinical signs and prevention of Lyme borreliosis, and second, to test for Lyme infection across this professional group. This study is a part of the large-scale research project “Study of epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical symptoms of Lyme borreliosis in endemic regions of Ukraine and improvement of its diagnosis, Continue reading →

TSMU researchers started working on epidemiology, symptoms and prevention of Lyme borreliosis disease in different regions of Ukraine

On June 20-23, 2017, a group of researchers from Ternopil State Medical University Department of Infectious Diseases went on field trips to Zhytomyr region and Ternopil military unit В1428. The visits helped to assess awareness of Lyme borreliosis, in particular its epidemiology, major clinical signs and prevention, among risk groups (foresters and servicemen), and carry out clinical and laboratory studies to detect Lyme borreliosis in these populations. These studies are a part of a large research program “Study of epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical symptoms of Continue reading →