Ukraine has begun the flu epidemic

В Украине началась эпидемия гриппа

3 through 9 Dec ill 203 to 335

The incidence of influenza and SARS in Ukraine has exceeded epidemic threshold.

This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of health on Thursday, 13 December, reports

“The incidence of influenza and SARS is 528,2 per 100 thousand population, which is 1.8% more than the epidemic threshold in Ukraine. Epidemic thresholds are exceeded in the areas of Kharkov by 23%, in Zhytomyr, Sumy, and Kyiv, by 12%, in Donetsk – on 1,1%,” – said the press service.

With only 3 on December 9 in Ukraine with flu and SARS ill 203 335 people, of whom 67.3% of children under the age of 17, the Ministry reported.

“Compared with the previous week incidence among adults and children up to 17 years increased by 2.6% and 6.7%, respectively. One person died as a result of influenza,” – said the press service.

According to the forecast of the Ministry of health, during the epidemic season in Ukraine is expected to be three kinds of flu.