A sharp increase in the incidence of influenza has been recorded in Israel.
This was announced in the evening, December 22, by the press service of the Ministry of Health.
Over the past a week since the beginning of the influenza season, there have been 1,088 hospitalizations. Among them & ndash; 401 children and 70 mothers and pregnant women.
Most of the patients were infected with the variant influenza A (H3) virus. This season, a vaccination campaign has started against him. According to the Ministry of Health, the number of cases, including children, adolescents, young people and pregnant women, continues to rise.
Doctors warn that influenza can cause serious complications such as pneumonia, myocarditis and even death.
& quot; The Ministry of Health calls on the population from the age of 6 months to get vaccinated against influenza. The vaccine can be combined with a drug for coronavirus or at any time after vaccination against COVID-19 '', & ndash; warned in the Ministry of Health.