Sanitary doctors told about diseases we will be suffering from this year
Given the epidemic situation of the last season and the forecast of the WHO, in the next epidemic season of 2013-2014, vast circulation of influenza viruses A/California (H1N1), A/Victoria (H3N2) and B/Massachusetts/ is projected in Ukraine, the site of the regional office of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service citing the resolution of the First Deputy Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Oleksandr Kravchuk reported.
In this regard, O.Kravchuk ordered to ensure all anti-epidemic measures against influenza, to prepare health care facilities for a possible increase in number of patients, to carry out immunization activities in workplaces.
Pursuant to the Order of Ministry of Health, flu shots are recommended for soldiers, builders, officers of the Traffic Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, health care workers and people who look after flu patients at home, children from six months of age, persons aged over 60 years, labor collectives of enterprises, organizations, women who are likely to be pregnant during the influenza epidemic, as well as pregnant women.
Recall, according to the WHO, vaccination is the only effective way to protect against influenza. It not only prevents disease, but also prevents complications, including pneumonia of varying severity, meningitis, otitis, acute chronic diseases. In the most severe cases, influenza may lead to death - every year medical workers record an average of half a million deaths.
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