The flu in Ukraine is gaining momentum: to become aware of new victims

Грипп в Украине набирает обороты: стало известно о новых жертвах

In Ukraine from flu continue to die. A serious illness for the week took several human lives

Severe viral disease, the flu killed during the previous week several of the Ukrainians.

According to official statistics cited in the press service of the Ministry of health of Ukraine, during last week, from 14 to 20 January in Ukraine there were six deaths from the flu.

Грипп в Украине набирает обороты: стало известно о новых жертвах

“During the reporting period was six deaths from the flu, as confirmed by polymerase chain reaction; from the beginning of the epidemic season – 25 cases, including four children under the age of 17. None of the dead had not been vaccinated against influenza,” — stated in the message.

As noted in the summary, from 14 to 20 January of influenza and SARS fell ill 191 953 person, 53,8% of them children under the age of 17 years.

It is noted the objective tendency of growth of disease among the population of Ukraine. Thus, the level of morbidity among adults and children under 17 years increased by 4.3% and 13.1 %, respectively.

Epidemic thresholds are exceeded in five regions: Chernihiv (52 %), Zhytomyr (19.9 %), Kyiv (2.2 %), Sumy (by 1.8 %) and Odessa (1.6 %). In Ukraine the morbidity rate is 3.9% less than the epidemic threshold.

During the reporting week against influenza were vaccinated 1 004 people, and since the beginning of the epidemic season — 0,4 % of the population of Ukraine.

Грипп в Украине набирает обороты: стало известно о новых жертвах

Influenza is an acute respiratory disease caused by a virus. Easily transmitted from person to person mainly through coughing, sneezing or close contact. Anyone at any age can become ill with the flu. Symptoms include: high fever that lasts at least five days; fever; headache; aching muscles and joints; General weakness; loss of appetite, perhaps nausea; cough, which can last more than two weeks; cold.

As noted in the public health Center, flu symptoms occur suddenly and can last from several days to several weeks.

“When the first symptoms consult a doctor. Self-medication can be harmful to your health”, — underlined in the message.

We will remind, doctors have warned that the symptoms of SARS are prohibited from taking antibiotics.

As reported Politeka, in the Lviv region raged influenza: residents warned about the epidemic.

Politeka also wrote that the Ukrainians attacking a dangerous disease: it is easily confused with SARS.

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