The epidemic of influenza and SARS: The residents of Bashkiria attacks swine flu
In the Republic of the epidemic – can be seen, they say, to the naked eye. However, the next statement of the Chief Sanitary Inspector of Russia Gennady Onishchenko was like a bolt from the blue. Head of Rospotrebnadzor said epidporog exceeded in many Russian cities, but the most “intense process” of the disease is now exactly in Bashkiria.
The local management of Rospotrebnadzor hastened to reassure us. Indeed, the leader of such a figure nepochetnoe our republic became the first – usually arrives first epidemic in neighboring regions. Nothing terrible sanitary doctors do not see this: just sick residents of Bashkiria this year started earlier than others, so, too, and finish earlier – is projected to disease will decline by the end of this week.
According to the latest Rospotrebnadzor RB in the country today suffer acute respiratory infections and influenza 36,430 people, more than half – children under 15 years. In Ufa, the number of cough and sneeze has reached 14 thousand people.
Stir in PHARMACIES NO
In Ufa pharmacies told us that special excitement of no buyers. No one sweeps from pharmacy shelves mask. And the most popular drugs in the influenza epidemic became “Arbidol”, “Kagocel” and oxolinic ointment.
– For the prevention rarely buys antiviral drug, and only if someone is ill at home, then there could be drugs drink the whole family, no one wants to get sick. Also buy protective masks, but the big crowds we still do not – say pharmacists.
IN THE AIR – The swine flu virus
As confirmed by laboratory tests, this year, residents of the country often suffer … swine flu (H1N1). Yes, the same that a few years ago recognized the extremely dangerous. What we are waiting for now?
– It’s okay. In general, all influenza viruses are transmitted to us from the animals and birds, – says deputy chief of surveillance Rospotrebnadzor RB Zukhra Shagieva. – The virus appeared in 2009 and was similar to the flu that infects pigs. Then it mutated and became transmitted to humans, and after, and from person to person. At the time, “swine flu” caused a stir, but today, 4 years later, he was transferred to the category of the ordinary, seasonal flu.
FROST EPIDEMIC not a hindrance?
Some people believe that in severe frost flu virus is less active than in warm weather.
– Absolutely do not agree with that – says Zohra Shagieva. – The weather is not being. The flu virus is feeling fine in the cold. For example, in my lab we keep it at 70 ° C.
But at high temperatures kill the virus, so doctors recommend (if the person is able to) suffer high fever up to 39 ° C.
According to doctors, most of the spread of infection helps people crowded, unventilated room, hypothermia. In cold weather, people often catch cold and weakened body – a favorite target for viruses. In the warmer time of year is the main enemy of slush. Wet feet, forgotten at home hat and chest wide open in subzero weather, it will pass by the ailment.
Quarantine announced until only one school of Ufa – № 14. It ill-third of students. Students of other urban schools while coping with the plague. Kindergartens are also working normally.
– Kindergartens complex close to the quarantine, – says the head of the city health department epidemiologist Svetlana Yusupov. – This might be the case if the child is hospitalized right from kindergarten. But until this, fortunately, was not. In general, teachers tend not to take sick children to prevent the spread of disease.
And if you go to preschool or school quarantined whether parents to take time off to sit with your child?
– There is no such rules in the labor code, so if there is nobody to keep the baby, you will need to negotiate with your leadership and to take leave without pay, – the “KP” the head of the Labour Inspectorate of the Republic Andrei Tsibizov.
Myths about the treatment of influenza
Do not help
1. Aroma oils. Not possess antiviral properties.
2. Garlic. Effective against vampires, but not viruses.
3. Oxolinic ointment. Infectious disease specialists say that it is quite inefficient.
1. Vaccination. The best way to fight the flu, doctors still consider vaccination. True, it was too late to carry out, this had to be done in the fall.
2. Interferon preparations. Since prevention is much better cope oxolinic ointment.
3. Protective mask. Wearing a mask will help as not to get sick, and do not spread the disease.