In the Dnepropetrovsk region circulates predominantly “Hong Kong” flu – RSA

В Днепропетровской обл. циркулирует преимущественно "гонконгский" грипп, - ОГА


In Dnipropetrovsk region the predominantly circulating influenza virus strain H3N2 (Hong Kong). About it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” said the head of the Department of preventive and curative care for mothers and children Department of health of Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration Natalia Shmalko.

“We have Monday in an area declared a flu epidemic. The area is patrol for surveillance of circulating influenza virus. It is noted primarily the circulation of influenza H3N2. This virus more dangerous for young children and for seniors older than 60 years,” says Shmalko.

She also noted that the girl, who died in Krivoy Rog from the flu is “Hong Kong” virus.

“Unfortunately, the girl the disease was malignant and lightning fast. Only lasted two days. When anatomical dissection was selected influenza A, type H3N2. Parents were calling the ambulance in the beginning of the disease. The assistance was provided. But in the future… it’s a matter of hours, a day, and the child died from the virus,” added Shmalko.

Earlier it was reported that in Krivoy Rog died from influenza 7-year-old girl. Thus, the number of deaths from flu in Ukraine has reached four people. In 11 regions of Ukraine the incidence of influenza and SARS exceeded epidporog.

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