Sunday , November 29 2020

Frequency of flu and cold in Siayia County – as usual in the season of influenza

The Siauliai Division of the National Public Health Center at the Ministry of Health informs that the incidence of flu and colds in the Siaulia District remains typical of the usual flu season. There is a spread of colds and isolated cases of influenza.

The highest rate of colds in the city of Šiauliai
Last week's (November 12-18) data show that the flu and flu rate in the Šiauliai District has risen from 38.9 to 45.6 a. / 10 THS. pop. The highest frequency continues in Šiauliai, the smallest in the Šiauliai district. Cold diseases are mostly children.

In the past week, 1,203 Shiauliai residents suffered from a cold, of which 720 were in Siaulia. The most affected children were 72.2%. of all the sick. The adult population of the Kelme neighborhood is affected by influenza. Hospitalized because of flu in the Siauliyah hospitals was not.

According to Daiva Kulikauskienė, chief specialist in the infectious disease department in Šiauliai, the incidence rate is higher than last year. Compared to the same period last year this year, the incidence of colds is slightly higher. In the same period last year, the incidence of influenza and cold disease in the county of Šiauliai was 40.0. / 10 THS. of the population, the flu is affected by 7 people.

Vaccination is the most effective prophylaxis of influenza
The NVSC Siauliai Department reminds that the vaccine is the most effective influenza prophylaxis.

After vaccination with the influenza vaccine, the immunity develops in 2 weeks, so it is recommended that the vaccine is recommended before the outbreak of the influenza epidemic so that the body develops strong enough immunity. According to long-term trends, the flu epidemic in our country usually occurs in January-March, which is why it is currently the best time to vaccinate.

For all patients over 6 months of age, a seasoned influenza vaccine is recommended.

elderly groups and especially those at risk of influenza: pregnant women aged 65 years. as well as for elderly people, persons with chronic illnesses, people living in social care and nurses and health workers. Individuals at risk of influenza are reimbursed by the state for a seasonal influenza vaccine and others have the option of vaccinating at their own expense. Citizens who want to be vaccinated should contact their GP.

Prepared by NVAO Šiauliai

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