Friday, January 30, 2009

Influenza attacks Russia on both sides

January 28, 2009

Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the first Russian region to feel approaching epidemic influenza. The epidemic threshold of infectious disease Kaliningraders exceeded by 36,3 per cent in the city on the eastern outskirts of the country are sick to 27.4 per cent higher than the threshold value.

According to ITAR-TASS the head of the National Center for Influenza World Health Organization in St. Petersburg, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Academician Oleg Kiselev, among children up to two years in eight cities - Arkhangelsk, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Murmansk, Syktyvkar, Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk epidporogi exceeded from 22.3 per cent (Murmansk) to 122.6 per cent (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk).

Among children 3-6 years, six in Arkhangelsk epidporog exceeded 43 per cent, in Kaliningrad - on the 102 Khabarovsk and 74 per cent. In three cities - Astrakhan, Perm and Pskov this excess has little - to 17.5 percent.

Do schoolchildren and the incidence of influenza ARI above threshold by an average of 45 per cent indicated in the Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Barnaul, Krasnoyarsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

There was a significant increase in incidence in North-West region and the Far East, which, apparently, is the beginning of the epidemic of influenza in Russia - assumed Acad Kiselev.

National Influenza Center WHO, based in St. Petersburg, provides year-round monitoring in 54 cities of Russia, and exchanges data with the WHO headquarters in Geneva.

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