Since the beginning of epidemic season (end of September 2015) on February 15 in Ukraine registered 289 laboratory-confirmed deaths from influenza and its complications, including four children under the age of 17 years, the press service of the Ministry of health of Ukraine.
«Since the beginning of epidemic season according to registered 289 laboratory-confirmed fatal cases of influenza, 4 of them children under the age of 17 years (in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava regions) and 2 pregnant women (in Zaporozhye and Kirovograd regions). The greatest number of deaths in the Odessa region — 40 cases, Kiev — 33, in the regions of Cherkasy — 20, Donetsk — 19, Kharkov – 18», — stated in the summary on the website of the Ministry of health on Tuesday, February 16.
According to operational data of the Center of influenza and SARS, from the beginning of the epidemic season in Ukraine registered 3.7 million patients with influenza and SARS, chickenpox 9.5% of the population. From total number of cases 61% are children under the age of 17. The highest incidence rate among the population of Kyiv region and Kyiv, the lowest – in the Transcarpathian and Kharkiv.
The incidence in the epidemic season 2015-2016 46.1% more than the same period last season.
In Ukraine since the beginning of the epidemic season was hospitalized with a preliminary diagnosis «influenza» and «acute respiratory viral infection» 160 million people (4.3% of the total number of cases) of which 65% are children under the age of 17.
Recall, most of the victims died from the H1N1 virus (California, or swine flu).
The symptoms of H1N1
The symptoms of H1N1 flu in most cases are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and include fever (high temperature), cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle pain, tachycardia, headache, chills and weakness. In some cases, the symptoms also include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Temperature is most often higher than for SARS and other respiratory diseases that are not caused by the influenza virus. In rare cases in patients with H1N1 flu experience symptoms of respiratory illness without fever.
There are also dangerous symptoms, when you should immediately consult a physician. The patient should immediately seek medical help if the background of influenza or SARS he has shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, blueness of lips, nausea or vomiting, signs of dehydration, convulsions, blurred consciousness, and if the temperature is very high and decreases with antipyretics or remains elevated longer than 4-5 days.
The parents of sick children with the flu also should immediately seek medical help if the child against diseases see the following symptoms: fast or difficult breathing, bluish or pale skin, refusal to drink, difficulty in passing urine (or no desire for a long time), lack of tears when crying, persistent nausea or vomiting, extreme lethargy and drowsiness, similar to fainting, or extreme degree of excitation, the child can be calm, pain or pressure in the chest, abdomen, sudden dizziness, syncope, confusion, disorientation.
A flu has already died 289 Ukrainians 16.02.2016