Despite local surges, in Russia there is no epidemic of influenza and SARS
Influenza and SARS in Russia remains non-epidemic levels, and the intensity of the epidemic process from last week even declined, the ITAR-TASS news agency reports with reference to Rospotrebnadzor. "A slight excess of the weekly incidence of SARS epidemic threshold for the population as a whole is reported only in the Astrakhan region," – said the agency.
Is noted exceeded the epidemic threshold in six cities: Smolensk, Tyumen, Khanty-Mansiysk , Khabarovsk, Anadyr and Yekaterinburg. The incidence of viral respiratory infections recorded, mainly among children. In Rospotrebnadzor also told that in the Russian regions continued immunization of adults and children against influenza. To date, the budget vaccinated more than 9.1 million adults and more than 4.7 million children.
Recall, last week, the State Duma deputies were recommended to be vaccinated against influenza first deputy head of the Committee on Health, representing "United Russia" Nikolay Gerasimenko argued that in a month to start an epidemic. Gennady Onishchenko, head of Rospotrebnadzor deputies supported the call, but did not agree with the forecast that the flu epidemic in Russia waiting for a month.
We also note that more than half of Russians do not believe in the flu shot. This was shown by a recent survey of a thousand respondents. 54% of respondents believe that the vaccine does not provide reliable guarantees, in addition, some people have the opposite effect of vaccination and after vaccination they fall ill. The total number of supporters of the annual influenza vaccination for the last 3 years in Russia decreased from 36% in 2008 to 26% in 2011.