The flu epidemic in Ukraine began to decline, noted in the SPP

The epidemic of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections in Ukraine is declining.

On Friday February 19, said acting Chairman of the State sanitary-epidemiological service of Ukraine and the main state sanitary doctor of Ukraine Sviatoslav Protas during a press conference at the Government house, reports the press service of the Cabinet.

The SPP notes the decrease in the incidence both among adults and among children over the last week.

«Control measures, including restrictive, work, the flu virus recedes, the epidemic subsides. During the week the intensity of the epidemic process decreased by 20%, but talking about the end of the epidemic is still too early,» said Protas.

According to him, although the number of patients is gradually decreasing, doctors still record cases of severe course of influenza.

We will remind, according to operational data, since the beginning of epidemic season (28.09.2015 — 18.02.2016) in Ukraine registered more than 3.8 million patients with influenza and SARS, had 9.9 percent of the population. From total number of cases of children under 17 years constitute more than 60%. The incidence in the current epidemic season over last year’s figures for the same period by 46%. Just from complications (pneumonia) from the flu died 319.

The flu epidemic in Ukraine began to decline, noted in the SPP 20.02.2016

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