In five regions of Ukraine declared a flu epidemic


In Ukraine, the epidemic threshold is exceeded as a whole of 16.8%. For a week the number of flu patients increased by 260 thousand. Recorded two fatal cases among children.

Over the past week – from 5 to 11 February in Ukraine was nearly 260 thousand new cases of influenza and SARS, from complications two children died. On Wednesday, February 14, reported on websitee Center for public health MOH.

In five regions of Ukraine have crossed the epidemic threshold to 25%. It: Vinnytsia region - 8.1%, Volynska - 7,7%, Zhytomyrska, or 12.3%, Rivne - 4.7% and Khmelnitsky - is 5.7%.

It is noted that epidemic threshold in Ukraine as a whole exceeded 16.8%. Influenza and SARS are sick 258 036 inhabitants, of which 70% were children.

The CHP concluded that this is evidence of a moderate intensity activity of influenza and SARS.

However, since the beginning of the epidemic season vaccinated against influenza did 181 081.

Centre for public health say that the symptoms of influenza, such as high temperature, fever, headache, aches in muscles and joints can occur suddenly and last from several days to several weeks. Experts urge at the first symptoms to see a doctor and not to self-medicate.

As reported in Kiev continue to close schools in 2.* due to a flu epidemic.

Previously the Ministry of health toldand when Ukraine will get rid of measles.

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