Turkey's Health Ministry denies media reports on Coxsackievirus epidemic

Turkey's Health Ministry denies media reports on Coxsackievirus epidemic

The Turkish Health Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday denying media reports about the epidemic of Coxsackievirus in the country, Sputnik reports.

According to the statement, the ministry has studied the issue at the request of Russia's RIA Novosti news agency. The ministry said its representatives in Antalya had conducted an investigation and detected cases of skin rash among seven Ukrainian tourists.

"Our ministry believes that such cases can occur in any country. According to the results of our investigation, there can be no talk of any epidemic. We estimate the spread of news about it in Russian social networks and media as speculative, and we want to reassure you through RIA Novosti that Russian tourists can safely go to Turkey on vacation," the statement said.

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