The number of deaths from influenza and acute respiratory viral infections has increased up to 354 people, 12 people died during the previous day, said the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. According to authorities, 1 mn 540,514 cases are registered in the country, 88,744 people are hospitalized, RBC-Ukraine reports.
The epidemiological threshold is exceeded in the Vinnytsa, Volyn, Dnipropetrivsk, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Kirovohrad, Luhansk, Lviv, Rivne, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi Regions, as well as in Kyiv.
"If people reject vaccinations (and this trend is quickly progressing), in the future we may face challenges far greater and more terrible than the current influenza epidemic," - noted the children's infectious diseases doctor in Lviv Kateryna Markelova.
"In recent years, the belief in the vaccine has been greatly reduced. Traditionally a child is being vaccinated in maternity hospital. And now there is a very serious problem that parents have begun to decline vaccinations already in maternity hospitals," - said Markelova.
She stressed that the prevention of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, rubella, mumps, meningitis by means of vaccine must be made at a very high level.
The Kyiv city state administration intends to abolish quarantine in kindergartens, schools and higher educational institutions beginning from November 25. This was reported by the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration.
Experts believe that the drug Tamiflu is not a panacea against influenza, and it does not help in many cases, expert Nadia Zholobok claimed.
“Tamiflu is not the drug, which helps. It does not help in many cases. But on the other hand, it slows down the reproduction of the virus, "- she said on Thursday at a press conference in Kyiv.
According to her, those doses that are recommended, do not give full protection, i.e, they do not stop propagation of viruses, reports Interfax-Ukraine. "The idea is to increase the dose. However, increasing the dose is an increase in side effects," - said Nadia Zholobok.
this article says Tamiflu is Not working, which is being reported in other areas too at this time.