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

Source : 112 Ukraine

In previous years, up to 65% of influenza patients were children
19:37, 16 October 2020

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov said that four strains of the disease were expected in Ukraine that flu season. He stated this during a regular conference call with the heads of regional state administrations on the prevention of the spread of coronavirus infection, the press service reports.

According to the forecasts of Health Ministry, four strains of influenza were expected in Ukraine that year,” the statement said.

It was also noted that 280,000 people had been hospitalized with flu in previous years. 65% of those patients were children.

Related: Anti-flu vaccines reach Ukraine, - Public Health Centre

Danilov stressed the need to take measures to ensure the operation of lung ventilators at low temperatures.

As we reported earlier, 665,000 anti-flu vaccines are supposed to reach the country before the beginning of the epidemiological season.

500,000 doses will be provided by French company VAXIGRIP TETRA. 45,000 doses of Influvac vaccine will come from the Netherlands. The Republic of Korea is supposed to send a total of 120,000 vaccines.

Related: Health Ministry to buy 1.5 mln vaccines from flu for doctors, teachers, police and Border Guards

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