According to the operative data of the Ministry of health of Ukraine, since the beginning of the epidemic season in the country registered 220 laboratory-confirmed fatal cases of influenza, of which three children up to 17 years and one fatal case among pregnant women.
«Identified as the influenza virus And the atypical — 34, influenza virus In type — 2 and influenza virus H1N1 (pdm09) — 183. The highest number of fatal cases registered in the Odessa region — 38 in Kharkiv — 15, Vinnytsia — 13, Zaporizhia — 12, Cherkasy — 14, Rivne — 14 and Kyiv – 14», – stated in the summary of the Ministry of health of Ukraine published on the official website of the Ministry on Monday, 8 February.
According to the Ministry, medical assistance timely appealed only the third of the dead, but the analysis of deaths showed that all the dead had no vaccinations against influenza.
The health Ministry also informed that since the beginning of epidemic season – September 28, 2015 – in Ukraine it is registered more than 3.2 million patients with influenza and SARS, chickenpox is 8.3% of the population.
«From total number of cases of 62.8% are children under the age of 17. The highest incidence of influenza and SARS among the population of Kyiv region and Kyiv city, where he had respectively 14.1 and 11.9 percent of the population. The lowest incidence recorded in Zakarpatska oblast (5.2%) and Kharkiv regions (3.6 per cent)», — stated in the message.
Over the past day in Ukraine were ill more than 65 thousand people, of which 50% of children under the age of 17 years. During the same time period with the preliminary diagnosis «influenza» and «Acute respiratory viral infection» admitted to hospital almost 3 thousand people, of which 1.5 thousand — children till 17 years.
«On the fourth week 2016 19 oblasts and city of Kiev the incidence of influenza exceeded the epidemic threshold, of which 11 areas — more than 50%. In 5 regions of the country epidemic thresholds are in the range -4,0% in Donetsk, -42,1% in Ivano-Frankivsk areas», — is spoken in information.
However, it is noted in the Ukrainian Ministry of health, morbidity during the epidemic season 2015-2016 41.4% more than the same period last epidemic season, and as of 7 February 2016 in some regions introduced restrictive anti-epidemic activities or terminated classes due to adverse weather conditions in 7 562 thousand children’s learning, educational and extracurricular institutions.
As previously reported, the victims of flu in Ukraine since the beginning of the epidemic season, as of 5 February were 201 people.
The symptoms of H1N1
The symptoms of H1N1 flu in most cases are similar to 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, blurred 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 Ministry of health in Ukraine since the beginning of the epidemic season of influenza died 220 persons 08.02.2016