Ministry of health: influenza patients more and more, but no epidemic

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. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of health.

«The incidence rate in the current epidemic season by 13.7% over the same period last epidemic season. In all regions of Ukraine the incidence of influenza and ARVI not exceed the epidemic threshold», — stated in the message.

During the reporting week with flu and SARS ill in Ukraine, 160 thousand 400 people, of whom 66.7 percent were children under the age of 17. The incidence is 2.5% higher than last week. Increased number of adult patients, but the incidence in children up to 17 years remained at the same level.

The proportion hospitalized among individuals who seek medical assistance, like last week, is 3.2%. The Ministry of health said that children under 4 years compared to the previous week hospitalized less.

According to the Ukrainian center for the control and monitoring of diseases, deaths from influenza are confirmed by the polymerase chain reaction, are not registered.

Since the beginning of the epidemic season vaccinated against influenza 2089 people. For vaccination immunobiological preparations purchased mainly at the expense of the enterprises.

Since the beginning of the epidemic season, from 3 October to 13 November, according to operational data of territorial bodies of public health in Ukraine was 951 thousand 602 patients with influenza and SARS. Already had 2.2% of the population of Ukraine (the analysis was conducted excluding the data of Crimea and city of Sevastopol). Of the total number of most of the patients are children.




Ministry of health: influenza patients more and more, but no epidemic 18.11.2016

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