Since the beginning of the epidemic season from September 28, 2015 as of February 5, 2016 in Ukraine registered more than 3.2 million patients with influenza and SARS, chickenpox is 8.3% of the population, 201 recorded fatal case, reported the press service of the Ministry of health.
«Since the beginning of epidemic season according to registered 201 laboratory-confirmed fatal case of influenza, including 3 children under the age of 17 years and 1 fatal case among pregnant women. Identified the virus as influenza And atypical – 22, the influenza virus type – 2 and influenza virus H1N1 (pdm09) – 152. The highest number of fatal cases registered in the Odessa region – 34, in Vinnytsia – 13, Zaporizhia – 12, in Cherkasy – 13, Rivne – 11 and m Kiev – 11», — stated in the message of Ministry of health.
According to the Ministry, out of 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 per cent and 11.9% of the population. The lowest incidence recorded in Zakarpatska oblast (5.2%) and Kharkiv regions (3.6 per cent).
On the fourth week 2016 in 19 oblasts and city of Kiev the incidence of influenza exceeded the epidemic threshold, of which 11 provinces by more than 50.0%. In 5 regions of the country epidemic thresholds are in the range -4,0% in Donetsk, to -42,1% in Ivano-Frankivsk regions.
For the last day ill more than 65 thousand people, of them 50% of children under the age of 17 years. In recent days hospitalized almost 3 thousand people, of which 1.5 thousand – children till 17 years.
Total in Ukraine since the beginning of the epidemic season in Ukraine were hospitalized with preliminary diagnosis «Influenza» and «Acute respiratory viral infection» nearly 132 thousand people (3.9% of cases), of which 67.7 percent are children under the age of 17.
The incidence in the epidemic season 2015 – 2016 41.4% higher than the same period last epidemic season.
For medical care timely appealed only the third part of the dead. The analysis of deaths showed that all the dead had no vaccinations against influenza.
Since the beginning of epidemic season according to vaccinated against influenza 124 927 persons, representing 0.32% of total population, of which children under 17 years — 21%. Vaccination was performed mainly at the expense of local budgets.
As of 4 February 2016 in some regions introduced restrictive anti-epidemic activities or terminated the training due to adverse weather conditions 994 thousand in 8 children’s educational, educational and extracurricular institutions.
As previously reported, the victims of flu in Ukraine since the beginning of the epidemic season as of 4 February were 192 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: the victims of flu in Ukraine became already 201 people 05.02.2016