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33 people die from flu in Ukraine since epidemic began, - Health Ministry

The representatives of the ministry still assure that there is no epidemic in the country
14:54, 20 February 2019

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Since the flu epidemic season began in Ukraine, 33 death cases were registered, as the press office of the Health Ministry reports.

“Another person died from flu over the week, Since the beginning of the fly epidemic season, 33 death cases were registered,” the message says.

At the same time, it was noted that there is no flu epidemic in the country.

Related: Flu disease incidence among children in Kyiv drops by 15 percent over week

“The flu and SARS prevalence rate is 516,7 per 100,000 people, which is less than the epidemic threshold by 0,4%,” the ministry informs.

In general, according to the establishment, over the last week, 198,902 people got sick with the flu and SARS, 73,3% of them are children at the age up to 17 years. Since the morbidity season began (October 2018), 9,4% Ukrainians had flu or SARS. Influenza A virus attacked the citizens.

Related: First death from measles spotted in Kyiv

“Since the beginning of the epidemic season, 161,193 people got vaccinated, 408 – over the past week,” the message reads.

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