Flu epidemic in Ukraine: 10,000 schools and nurseries closed

Source : 112 Ukraine

Situation with flu epidemic in the country remains tense
17:17, 27 January 2016

As of January 25, 10 551 schools and nurseries are closed due to flu epidemic in Ukraine, informs press center of the State Sanitary-Epidemiological Service.

Within 24 hours on January 25, more than 85 thousand requests for medical assistance for flu were registered. About half of the requests – 40,000 – came from children.

“Comparing to the same data within previous 24 hours, the number of requests went up by 81,8%. On Monday an increase in flu cases was registered in Dnipropetrovsk, Kyrovohrad, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Chernivtsi regions and in Kyiv. The number of flu cases is beginning to go down in Volyn, Luhansk, Rivne and Kherson regions.,” – said acting Chair of the State Sanitary-Epidemiological Service, Svyatoslav Protas.

The State Sanitary-Epidemiological Service emphasizes that the situation with flu remains tense and recommends avoiding crowded places and addressing medical institutions in case of first flu symptoms.

On January 26 Health Ministry informed that 83 people died of flu in Ukraine. Health officials forecast intensity of the disease is likely to grow.

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