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This year, the full-blown flu epidemic Russians are not threatened

This year, the full-blown flu epidemic Russians are not threatened

This year, the full-blown flu epidemic Russians are not threatened

Despite the fact that in recent years the number of people who become ill with flu in Russia has increased significantly, violent epidemic in the current season is not expected. This conclusion was made head of Rospotrebnadzor, chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko.

According to him, fall and winter disease in the northern hemisphere, including Russia, will be moderate. This forecast is based on the data given by the World Health Organization. The fact is that in the Southern Hemisphere just finished epidemic rise, said, "Interfax".

Earlier Onishchenko claimed that the flu epidemic is likely to come into the country before 2012. The real situation will depend on how you will be a vaccination campaign against influenza.

"If we create a good immune stratum, vaccinating 32 million people, the situation will develop in prosperous scenario. Currently vaccinated against influenza in the autumn were already about 6 million people, including adults and children, "- states the head of Rospotrebnadzor.