How many people died from the flu: sad statistics

Since the beginning of the epidemic season in Ukraine from flu and SARS, 54 people died, in particular 10 children.

For the week from 18 to 24 March in Ukraine was two deaths from the flu. Ill 150 304 people, 67.6 percent of them children under the age of 17 years.

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 vaccinated against influenza 10 people, and since the beginning of the epidemic season – 161 536 people.

In General, since the beginning of epidsezona influenza and SARS ill 9.8% 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.

  • The flu in Ukraine

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