From the beginning of the epidemiological season, as of January 22, 2020, eleven people died from complications of influenza. The press service of the Center for Public Health on Facebook reports that.
From September 30, 2019 to January 19, 2020, 6.2% of the population of Ukraine was ill and 67,113 people were hospitalized, of which 78.7% were children under the age of 17 years.
"Remember that flu is a highly contagious viral disease with the possibility of serious complications and the risk of death. A common complication of the disease is pneumonia, which can sometimes be fatal within 4-5 days. Heart failure also often develops due to flu complications. At the first sign diseases (sudden onset of the disease, headache, aching muscles and joints, sore throat, fever up to 38 ° C or more, cough, in some cases vomiting and diarrhea) make sure that you contact your doctor. Self-medication can be dangerous to your health," the report says.
As we reported, the number of Ukrainians suffering from acute respiratory viral infections has increased by more than 20,000 people compared to the previous month.