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Flu and ARVI incidence increases sharply in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Almost half of patients are children
19:30, 26 October 2020

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In Kyiv, the incidence of influenza and ARVI has sharply increased - almost 11,000 people have become infected in a week. This was reported by the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration.

"In the capital, 10,804 patients with influenza and acute respiratory viral infections were registered in the week," the statement says.

Related: In September 2019-April 2020, 13 percent of Ukrainians recovered from flu, ARVI

It is noted that the morbidity among schoolchildren has significantly increased (4,955 children fell ill).

At the same time, the Kyiv City State Administration claims that this level of incidence of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections among Kyiv residents is 51.4% lower than the baseline.

35 people are in hospitals with influenza and ARVI, 14 of them are children.

As we reported earlier, supplies of vaccines from flu reached Ukraine. The first batch of triple vaccine Jiss Flu (more than 30,000 doses) from South Korea already passed the lab tests and supplied to Ukrainian pharmacy stores. The tetravalent Vaxigrip Tetra from France is supposed to be available for sale in pharmacy shops in about two weeks. Influvac vaccine from the Netherlands will reach the sales soon after passing the lab tests as well.

Related: Four strains of seasonal flu expected in Ukraine this year, - official

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