In Ukraine since the beginning of the epidemic season has died from the flu 313 people, including five children under the age of 17 years.
As reported today, February 18, the press service of the Ministry of health, the highest number of fatal cases recorded in Odessa oblast – 40, Kiev – 37, in Cherkasy region – 22, in Donetsk – 24, Lviv – 18.
Since the beginning of epidemic season (28 September 2015) in Ukraine registered 3.8 million patients with influenza and SARS, had 9.6% of the population.
The highest incidence is noted among the population of Kyiv region and Kyiv, where he had respectively to 16.9% and 13.5%. The lowest incidence recorded in Zakarpattia (6,4%), and Kharkiv (4%) regions.
On 17 February in some regions introduced restrictive anti-epidemic activities or discontinued training in 100 and classes resumed at 11 thousand 129 children’s learning, educational and extracurricular institutions.
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, the turbidity of 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.
Died from influenza already 313 people 18.02.2016