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The incidence of flu and colds continues to increase



In the 46th week of this year (November 12th-November 18th), the overall rate of the rate of occurrence of Lithuania and the incidence rate of AMD amounted to 65.1 Aug. of the population. Last year (2017), at the same time, patients were similar – 60.2 atv./10 thousand. of the population.

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

Last week, two people were housed in the hospital due to flu in the whole of Lithuania. Of them, one person is up to 17 years old, one is an adult.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes vaccines as the most effective tool for influenza prophylaxis. The vaccine prevents the flu and its complications. Immunization for this influenza vaccine is the most effective means of preventing influenza.

It is recommended that the vaccine against influenza be vaccinated during the autumn / winter period, since human antibodies take about two weeks to fight the flu virus.

Which risk groups are recommended for each influenza season?

  • 65 years and older people;
  • pregnant women;
  • persons living in social care and care institutions;
  • persons with chronic cardiovascular, respiratory, renal disease, chronic diseases associated with immune mechanisms, malignant tumors;
  • health workers

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