Since the beginning of December, the incidence of influenza and SARS in Ukraine has exceeded epidemic threshold. Now with a prevalence rate of 528,2 per 100 thousand people. Epidporog exceeded by 1.8%. For the week (3rd-9th Dec) sick 203 thousand people.
As reported by the health Ministry that the epidemic threshold is exceeded in the Kharkiv region — 23%. Also about the epidemic of influenza and SARS announced in Zhytomyr, Sumy and Kiev region (incidence 12% higher than the epidemiological boundary). Failed to avoid epidemics and in the Donetsk region.
Among all cases of influenza two-thirds of affected people were children of preschool and school age. Among children the incidence rose last week by 6.7%.
For the week, recorded one fatal case of influenza. That cause was the flu, was confirmed by the examination of PCR (polymerase chain reaction).
Exploring the activity of different strains, the health Ministry found that the circulation is dominated by influenza a (H3N2).
We will remind, earlier “FACTS” told about the best way to protect against influenza and its severe complications. For those who are already sick, there are diets designed to speed up recovery.
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