In Ukraine since the beginning of epidsezona registered 292 laboratory-confirmed deaths from the flu, including 4 children under the age of 17 years and 2 pregnant women. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of health.
«Since the beginning of epidemic season according to registered 292 laboratory-confirmed deaths from the flu, including 4 children under the age of 17 years (in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava regions) and 2 pregnant women (in Zaporozhye and Kirovograd regions). The greatest number of deaths in the Odessa region — 40 cases in Kiev — 34, Cherkasy oblasts — 20, Donetsk — 19, Lviv — 18», — stated in the message.
It is noted that medical assistance timely appealed only the third part of the dead. The analysis of deaths showed that all the dead had no vaccinations against influenza.
According to operational data of the Center of influenza and SARS SI «Ukrainian center of control and disease monitoring» since the beginning of epidemic season (28.09.2015 – 14.02.2016 years) in Ukraine registered 3.8 million patients with influenza and SARS, had 9.6% of the population.
From total number of cases 61,0% 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 to 16.9% and 13.5% of the population. The lowest incidence recorded in Zakarpattia (6,4%) and Kharkiv regions (up 4.0%).
The incidence in the epidemic season 2015 – 2016 46.1% more than the same period last epidemic season.
Total in Ukraine since the beginning of the epidemic season was hospitalized with preliminary diagnosis «Influenza» and «Acute respiratory viral infection» 161 thousand people (4.3% of cases), of which 64.9 per cent are children under the age of 17.
6 week 2016 in three areas the incidence of influenza and ARI exceeded the epidemic thresholds (Volyn – 34.5%, Zakarpatye – in 1,9 times, Nicholas – 6.3%). In other regions of the country the epidemic threshold ranged from 0.3% in Khmelnytsky to -64,0% in Kharkiv region.
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 number of flu victims has risen to 292 17.02.2016