In the 46th week this year (between 12 and 18 November), the overall case rate for Lithuania and the AMD case rate was 65.1. of population. Last year (2017), at the same time, patients were similar – 60.2 atv./10 thousand. of population.
During the 46 weeks of this year, the lowest cases of flu and HIPC were registered as the administrative territory of Šiauliai, the largest in the administrative territory of Kaunas.
Last week, two people lived in hospital because of flu in Lithuania as a whole. Of these, one person is up to the age of 17, one is an adult.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes vaccines as the most effective influenza prophylaxis equipment. The vaccine prevents the flu and its complications. Immunization for this special flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu.
Vaccination is recommended against the flu during the autumn / winter period, as it takes about two weeks to human antibodies to fight against the flu virus.
Which risk groups are recommended for each flu season?
- 65 and older people;
- pregnant women;
- people living in social care and nursing organizations;
- Persons with chronic, respiratory, chronic, cardiovascular diseases, chronic diseases associated with immune mechanisms, malignant tumors;
- healthcare workers
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