Flu is coming to Transcarpathia

25 September 2012 10:39  12221471 022003
Flu is coming to Transcarpathia

As the head of the epidemiological department Svitlana Oberemko informed, according to SI "Institute of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases" in the next epidemic season 2012-2013 in Ukraine a circulation of influenza viruses A (H3N2) is expected, namely - new strain of A/Viktoriya/361/2011, which has not realized its epidemic properties in our country, as well as new for Ukraine strain of influenza virus B/Viskonsin/1/2010. 

Also, the possibility of circulating of influenza virus A/N1N1/Kaliforniya/2009 is not excluded, but its role in the epidemic process is secondary. 

All three of these strains entered the current seasonal influenza vaccine for the Northern Hemisphere for 2012-2013 season as recommended by the WHO for influenza vaccine manufacturers, namely:

- A/Kaliforniya/7/2009 (H1N1) - similar virus; 

- A/Viktoriya/361/2011 (H3N2) - similar virus; 

- B/Viskonsin/1/2010 - similar virus. 

It is recommended in pre-epidemic season of 2012-2013 to conduct vaccination on persons who are at risk of adverse effects of influenza in order to avoid complications and possible death. Influenza vaccination should begin in September-October 2012 - the press center of Health Department of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration reported.

Tags: flu, vaccinations, SES

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