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Smallpox takes its toll

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published June 29, 2023 08:36

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As many as 132 thousand people have contracted chickenpox since the beginning of the year, according to data from the National Institute of Public Health of the National Institute of Public Health - PIB. This is 95 thousand more than last year. This is the result of a compensatory epidemic after the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the aftermath of the anti-vaccine movements.

More than 57,000 cases were reported in the whole of 2021, and 71,000 the year before. In the year before the pandemic, there were 149,000 infections, and this means that we are facing a scenario in which the number of cases identified this year will al...

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