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CPS: Russia does not threaten the flu epidemic

CPS: Russia does not threaten the flu epidemic

CPS: Russia does not threaten the flu epidemic

While influenza epidemic does not threaten Russia. In laying the blame for the nose and coughing adenovirus, RS-virus and parainfluenza type 1.3. That is, there is no circulation of the flu, explains the chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko. In fact, the flu epidemic is now 0.2% of all types of infections. During the same epidemic, this indicator attain to the level 40-47%.

This statistic shows last week exceeded the epidemic threshold for influenza and acute respiratory viral infections in 18 regions of Russia. In the age group of 7 to 14 years of excess epidporog among the 15 regions in children 3 to 6 years – in 12 regions, and in the age group from 0 to 2 years – in 17 subjects of the Russian Federation. As for the population older than 15 years, the incidence rates for the fall exceeded in 16 regions. For comparison, last year there was only exceeded the threshold of 5 regions of Russia, "Novye Izvestiya".

CPS is counting on vaccination (vaccine will include a strain of swine flu), but this season is not expected heavy epidemic situation. Formerly Director of the Institute of Influenza, Academician Oleg Kiselyov said so, arguing that the epidemic distinguish himself moderation. As for viruses, circulate in Russia will be virus A/H1N1, A/H3N2 and B.