In Ukraine from 21 to 27 November 2016 influenza and SARS are sick 193 261 thousand people, of which 69% are children under 17 years, the epidemic threshold was exceeded in Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions.
As informs on Wednesday the press service of the Ministry of health of Ukraine with reference to the Center of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections of the State institution «Ukrainian center for control and monitoring of diseases», the incidence of influenza and SARS (total) among the population of Ukraine is 453,8 per 100 thousand population, which is 13.3% higher than last week.
The highest incidence was in the Kiev region, and the lowest – in the Ternopil region.
The growth of influenza and acute respiratory diseases among children up to 17 years (14.8% compared with 3.7% among adults) influenced the overall picture in Ukraine.
The proportion hospitalized among individuals seeking medical assistance, more than the same indicator last week by 16.1%. Compared to last week in hospital in medical care needed for children under the age of 4 years and school age.
In the reporting week deaths from the flu were not registered.
Deputy Chairman of the Kyiv city state administration (KCSA) Nicholas Povoroznik said that Kiev comes to the brink of epidemiological threshold incidence of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections. About it reports UKRINFORM.
«Today we will reach the border of an epidemiological threshold, at present, the epidemiological threshold is not crossed,» said Poworoznik.
He informed that the city government carries out daily monitoring of the situation. «We have now entered the active phase, we came up with a new virus, Hong Kong strain, it takes effect mutating. Nothing wrong with the treatment, but it is quite widely distributed. Among vulnerable groups — children and the elderly,» — said Poworoznik.
At the same time the official noted that the reason for quarantine in the capital’s schools yet.
Since the beginning of the epidemic season specialists of diagnostic laboratories of the Ministry of health investigated 240 samples of materials from patients with suspected influenza and SARS, 13.8% identified the RNA of influenza viruses type A.
In the current season is dominated by influenza strain type A(H3) seasonal, which is defined in 73% of cases.
Earlier in the Ministry of health reported that during the period from 7 to 13 November in Ukraine has increased the incidence of influenza and SARS, but the indices did not exceed the epidemic threshold.
23 November, was the first lethal case caused by influenza in the epidemic season 2016-2017.
In season 2016/2017 years the Ministry of health expects a circulation of three strains of the flu.
Ministry of health: 193,2 thousands of Ukrainians fell ill with influenza and SARS, epidporog exceeded in 3 areas 30.11.2016