In Ukraine the number of deaths from the flu had risen to 326 people. It is reported by the State sanitary and epidemiological service of Ukraine, informing about the situation with flu and ARVI as of February 22.
«Since the beginning of the epidemic season, according to the information registered 326 laboratory-confirmed deaths from the flu, including 5 children under the age of 17 years (in Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava regions) and 2 pregnant women (in Zaporozhye and Kirovograd regions)», — stated in the message.
The greatest number of deaths in the Odessa region – 40 cases in Kiev – 38, in the areas of Donetsk – 26, Cherkasy – 22, Lviv – 20.
In the SES noted that over the past week the incidence of influenza and SARS in the epidemic regions do not exceed thresholds and range from -4% in Mykolaiv to -70% in Kharkiv region. The incidence of influenza and SARS (total) among the population of Ukraine in comparison with previous week decreased by 16%, to 58.5 on 10 thousand population and exceeds epidporog in the country only 1.3%, the report said.
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 326 22.02.2016