At the 46th week of this year (from 12 to 18 November), the overall Lithuanian outbreak rate and AMD incidence rate are 65.1 avv./10 THS. from the population. Last year (2017), at the same time, patients were similar – 60.2 atv. 10 thousand. from the population.
At the 46th week of this year, the lowest incidence of influenza and HIPC was registered in the administrative area of Šiauliai, the largest in the administrative region of Kaunas.
Last week, two people were placed in hospitals due to flu in all of Lithuania. Of these, one person is up to 17 years old, one adult.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes vaccines as the most effective specific flu prophylactic tool. The vaccine prevents the flu and its complications. Immunization for this particular influenza vaccine is the most effective way to prevent flu.
It is recommended that vaccines against influenza be vaccinated during the fall / winter, because it takes about two weeks for human antibodies to fight the flu virus.
What risk groups are recommended for each influenza season?
- 65 years and older people;
- pregnant women;
- people living in social care institutions and nursing institutions;
- people with chronic cardiovascular disease, respiratory, kidney, chronic diseases associated with immune mechanisms, malignant tumors;
- health workers
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