Since the beginning of epidemic season (end of September 2015) as of 18 February 2016 registered in Ukraine 319 laboratory-confirmed deaths from influenza and its complications, including he died with five children under the age of 17 years and two pregnant women, according to the press service of the Ministry of health of Ukraine.
«The greatest number of deaths in the Odessa region — 40 cases, Kiev — 37, in the areas of Donetsk — 25, Cherkasy — 22, Lviv — 18 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 released on the Ministry’s website on Friday.
Thursday, February 18, the Ministry of health has reported 313 died from influenza and its complications.
On the 6th week of 2016 in 3 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.
In the Ministry of health indicate that since the beginning of the epidemic season in Ukraine registered 3.8 million patients with influenza and SARS, had 9.9 percent of the population.
From total number of cases 60.9 per cent 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 16,9% and 13.8% of the population. The lowest incidence recorded in Zakarpattia (6,6%) 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 in Ukraine were hospitalized with preliminary diagnosis «influenza» and «acute respiratory viral infection» is 16,5 thousand persons (4.3% of cases), of which 64.8 per cent are children up to 17 years.
To 319 increased the number of deaths from influenza and its complications in Ukraine 19.02.2016