Moscow catches up with the flu epidemic

splash incidence is expected after the New Year holidays.

incidence of influenza is growing, by the end of November in Moscow registered nearly 64 thousand cases, of which 43 thousand children..;already hospitalized 1120 people.According to the forecasts of the country, Gennady Onishchenko, the chief sanitary doctor, to the epidemic threshold of the capital may come in the second half of December.

main infectious diseases of the Moscow Department of Health Nikolai Malyshev said that vaccination of the population is carried out before the expected resurgence of disease, non-specific prevention, training of medical and nursing staff to work in epidemic conditions, are stocks of medicines.

«While in Moscow, the total incidence of adults and children below the threshold of 8%.The epidemic may be either early December or late January - early February ", - said Nikolai Malyshev.

Last year, the influenza epidemic reached Moscow until the end of January, the quarantine were closed 7,600 schools in 74 regio

ns of Russia, 268 boarding schools and 897 kindergartens.

Under attack - children

«The most important thing - the vaccination of children against the flu - said the chief specialist in infectious diseases at the Children Department of Health in Moscow, Olga Vasilyeva Shamsheva.- Flu, though less than other respiratory infections, but the incidence will continue to grow, and it is a serious disease. "

specialist noted that the flu sick children mostly early years.In its recommendations, you need to vaccinate children from six months to protect an earlier age kids should be vaccinated their surroundings.

To protect children from adenovirus infection, Olga Vasilyeva Shamsheva-advised not to drive them to three years in places with large concentrations of people - in stores, on the trees, and more than a walk in the fresh air.

Flu mutates

Besides the usual flu viruses in the world can appear dangerous new mutation of the compound of swine and avian influenza.According to Gennady Onishchenko, "in the July - August 2011, in two US states have been three cases of febrile respiratory illness caused by influenza H3N2 of swine origin that carries the matrix protein gene of pandemic H1N1 2009 virus."Chief Sanitary Doctor of Russia assured that as long as these mutations are monitored.

Head of Rospotrebnadzor said that bird flu, cases of the disease which continue to be recorded in the world, is not transmitted from person to person.The disease is caused by the swine flu virus H1N1, 2009 "California", it is mild, and easily transmitted between humans.

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