Sunday , January 17 2021

Flu and cold incidence continues to increase

At the 46th week of this year (from 12 to 18 November), the total Lithuanian outbreak and the incidence of AMD was 65.1 thousand 10 thousand people. Last year (2017), at the same time, patients were similar – 60.2 and 10 thousand. population.

At the 46th week of this year, the lowest incidence of influenza and HIPC was registered in the administrative territory of Siauliai, the largest in the administrative territory of Kaunas.

Last week, two people were hospitalized in the hospital due to flu in the whole of Lithuania. Of these, one person under 17 years old, one adult.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes vaccines as the most effective means of preventing influenza. The vaccine prevents the flu and its complications. Immunization of this particular influenza vaccine is the most effective way to prevent influenza.

It is recommended to vaccinate the vaccine against influenza in the autumn-winter period, since it takes about two weeks to fight the influenza virus.

What risk groups are recommended for each flu season?

  • 65 years and older people;
  • pregnant women;
  • people living in social care and nursing homes;
  • Persons with chronic cardiovascular, respiratory, kidney diseases, chronic diseases associated with immune mechanisms, malignant tumors;
  • health workers

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