In Ukraine ended a flu epidemic. On this day, February 23, at the briefing said the interim Chairperson of the State sanitary-epidemiological service of Ukraine, chief state sanitary doctor of Ukraine Sviatoslav Protas, UNIAN reports.
«We have good news — the flu epidemic is officially over. Last week, in none of the regions the threshold level of the population does not exceed certain parameters. The study was suspended in 56 school institutions. Within 4 weeks the epidemic lasted. It killed 329 people,» he said.
«The causes of high mortality show indifferent attitude towards their health. All the dead were not vaccinated against influenza and later sought medical help. The Ministry of health decided to introduce mandatory vaccinations for persons from groups of epidemic risk, particularly the elderly, pregnant women, doctors and people working in service areas. We plan to increase immunization rates among the elderly up to 75%,» said Protas.
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.
The flu epidemic ended, died 329. Pensioners will impose a mandatory immunization 23.02.2016