Moscow is catching the flu epidemic

Russia: Moscow: Worst Ever Flu Epidemic (Health And Medical Video July 2018).

A splash of morbidity is expected after New Year holidays.

The incidence of influenza is increasing, by the end of November in Moscow is recorded nearly 64 thousand patients, of which 43 thousand children; Has already been hospitalized 1120 people. According to the forecasts of Chief Sanitary Doctor of the country Gennady Onishchenko, the epidemic threshold of the capital may approach in the second half of December.

Chief infectious disease specialist of the Moscow Department of Health, Mykola Malyshev, said that vaccination of the population, non-specific prevention, preparation of medical and nursing personnel for work in the epidemic, and stockpiles of medicines are being conducted before the expected surge of morbidity.

"While in Moscow, the overall incidence of adults and children below the threshold of 8%. The epidemic may be in early December, or at the end of January - early February," - said Mykola Malyshev.

Last year, the flu epidemic reached Moscow only by the end of January, 7600 schools were closed in quarantine in 74 subjects of the Russian Federation, 268 boarding schools and 897 kindergartens.

Under attack - children

"The most important thing is vaccination of children against the flu," says Olga Vasiliev-Shamsheva, Chief Infectious Disease Specialist at the Department of Health in Moscow. - The flu is less and less than other respiratory infections, but the incidence will grow further and this is a serious disease."

The specialist noted that the influenza mainly affects children of early age. According to her recommendations, it is necessary to instill children from six months, their environment should be vaccinated to protect children of an earlier age.

In order to protect children from adenoviral infection, Olga Vasiliev-Shamshev advised not to lead them to three years in places of a large crowd of people - in stores, on fur trees, and more in outdoor strolls.

The flu is mutated

In addition to the usual flu viruses in the world, a new dangerous mutation from the connection of swine and bird flu may also appear. According to Gennady Onyshchenko, "in July-August 2011 in two US states there were three cases of febrile respiratory disease caused by a swine-like H3N2 flu that carries the matrix protein gene of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus." Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine assured that while these mutations are being monitored.

The head of Rospotrebnadzor reminded that the bird flu, the cases of which continue to be recorded in the world, is still not transmitted from person to person. The disease caused by California's H1N1 influenza virus 2009 is easy but easily transmitted between humans.

Moscow is catching the flu epidemic

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