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Flu, ARVI morbidity rate in Ukraine exceeds epidemic threshold by 55 percent

Source : 112 Ukraine

95,364 people were hospitalized since the beginning of the epidemic season, 76.8 percent of those are children
16:53, 11 February 2020

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Current influenza and ARVI morbidity rate in Ukraine has exceeded the epidemic threshold by 55.6 percent; the intensity is moderate. The Centre for Public Health of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported that on Facebook.

Over the period from February 5 to February 11, 260,871 people felt sick; 68 percent of those are children under the age of 17. Since the beginning of the epidemic season, 95,364 people were hospitalized; 76.8 percent of those are children.

26 lab-confirmed lethal cases were observed since October 2019. 236,343 people got inoculated against the flu. 

Related: When influenza comes: Is Ukraine at the threshold of a large-scale epidemic?

During the previous epidemic season, over 5.4 million Ukrainians were sick with the flu. 64 lab-confirmed lethal cases were documented; 12 of the victims were the children. 

Previously, WHO reported that the international community has launched a 675-million-dollars preparedness and response plan covering the months of February through to April 2020 in order to fight further spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China and globally.

Related: 9,000 flu-struck people in Kyiv, - city state administration

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