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Six Ukrainians, including four children, died from flu-related complications last week

Source : 112 Ukraine

54 people died from the complications of influenza since the beginning of the epidemic season
08:05, 5 March 2020

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Six people, including four children, died in Ukraine from the complications of influenza and acute viral respiratory infections during the last week, as the Healthcare Ministry reported.

From February 24 to March 1, over 213,000 people got sick with acute viral respiratory infections, 64.4% of them are children. The incidence rate in Ukraine is 17.1% more of the epidemic threshold.

Non-epidemic influenza level is kept in Kharkiv, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Chernihiv, Zakarpattia regions and in Kyiv. The epidemic activity of different intensity is observed in all other regions of the country.

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It total, since the beginning of the epidemic season in Ukraine, 54 people died from the complications of influenza; any of them were vaccinated against influenza.

As we reported before, according to the Centre for Public Health of Ukraine's Ministry of Health, current influenza and ARVI morbidity rate in Ukraine has exceeded the epidemic threshold by 55.6%.  

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