According to the operative data of the Ministry of health of Ukraine, since the beginning of the epidemic season in the country registered 273 laboratory-confirmed deaths from the flu and its complications.
«Since the beginning of epidemic season according to operational data 273 laboratory-confirmed deaths from the flu, including 4 children aged to 17 years. The greatest number of deaths in the Odessa region — 40 cases, Kyiv — 31, in the areas of Cherkassy — 17, Donetsk — 19, Kharkiv — 15. For medical care timely appealed only the third of the dead. The analysis of deaths showed that all the dead had no vaccinations against influenza,» — said in information as of February 12, published on the website of the Ministry of health on Friday, February 12.
Tuesday, February 9, the health Ministry reported 246 deaths from influenza and its complications, Tuesday, February 10, 253 died, and on Thursday, February 11, there have been 260 cases of deaths from influenza and its complications.
Total in Ukraine since the beginning of epidemic season was hospitalized with a preliminary diagnosis «influenza» and «Acute respiratory viral infection» 152 thousand. people (4.2% of cases), of which 65.6 per cent are children under the age of 17.
On week 5 of 2016 into 15 areas, the incidence of influenza and ARI exceeded the epidemic thresholds, from them 4 — more than 50.0%. In other regions of the country epidemic thresholds are in the range from zero to threshold in Poltava -49,0% in Kharkiv region.
The incidence in the epidemic season 2015 — 2016 46.1% more than the same period last epidemic season.
As of 11 February in some regions introduced restrictive anti-epidemic activities or discontinued classes are almost 1 thousand. 759 children’s learning, educational and extracurricular institutions.
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: influenza and its complications in Ukraine has already killed 273 12.02.2016