How many people died from the flu: sad statistics

Since the beginning of the epidemic season in Ukraine from flu and ORVI died 64 people, including 12 children.

For the week from 13 to 19 of may in Ukraine recorded a single case of death due to influenza. Ill 98 thousand people, and 68.4% of whom were children under the age of 17.

Epidemic thresholds were not exceeded in any region. In circulation is absolutely dominated by the influenza virus type A.

Flu – what is it?

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.

The Ministry of health noted that the best prevention of the disease, of course, the vaccine that protects during the entire flu season from the most common and dangerous strains. In the reporting week against influenza are not vaccinated, not a single person, and since the beginning of the epidemic season vaccinated did 161 539 people

Since the beginning of epidsezona influenza and SARS ill 12% of Ukrainians.

Flu – symptoms

  • High fever that lasts at least five days.
  • Fever.
  • Headache.
  • Aching muscles and joints.
  • General weakness.
  • Loss of appetite, perhaps nausea.
  • Cough that can last more than two weeks.
  • Runny nose.

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