Since the beginning of the epidemic season in Ukraine registered 336 laboratory-confirmed deaths caused by influenza and its complications, including 5 children under the age of 17 years and two pregnant women, reported by Sanitary and epidemiological service on Thursday, February 25.
«The greatest number of deaths in Odessa region, 42 cases in Kiev — 38, in the areas: Donetsk — 29, Cherkasy — 22, Lviv – 20», — stated in the information published on the website of SES.
For medical assistance timely and 40.8% of the total number of deaths. The analysis of deaths showed that all the dead had no vaccinations against influenza.
According to operational data, since the beginning of epidemic season (28.09.2015 — 24.02.2016) in Ukraine registered more than 4 million patients with influenza and SARS, chickenpox 10.3% of the population», — stated in the information published on the website of SES.
From total number of cases of 61,1% are children under the age of 17. The incidence in the epidemic season 2015 — 2016 by 35% more than the same period last epidemic season.
SES was reminded that the incidence of influenza and SARS in the seventh week of the 2016 do not exceed epidemic thresholds.
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.
From influenza and complications in Ukraine died 336 people 25.02.2016