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Slovak Republic - ILI Up 188% Over Same Period Last Year

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  • Slovak Republic - ILI Up 188% Over Same Period Last Year

    Banska Bystrica. Epidemiologists Regional Public Health Authority (RPHOs) in Banská Bystrica seen in recent days in the same period last year a sharp increase in influenza-like illness (CHPO), up by over 188 percent, a slight increase in acute respiratory infections (ARI).
    "Morbidity of ARO in comparison medzitýždňovom but rose only about three percent, the incidence is even lower CHPO almost 13 percent," continued the Reuters spokeswoman Mary RÚVZ Tolnayová.
    Morbidity in various acute respiratory diseases and influenza is again the highest in the district of Great Krtíš - 2492 cases per 100,000 population in case of ARI, where the 931st CHPO The following are the districts of Zvolen, Brezno Žarnovica whether Banská Bystrica.
    In terms of age, the disease affects the ARO and CHPO mainly children under five years. Complications of acute respiratory infections represent a 4.1 per cent, with most occurring in older people over 60 years. The most common are inflammation of the middle ear, sinus inflammation, also appeared pneumonia.
    Epidemiologists in the previous period followed development of pandemic influenza A (H1N1), particularly in the southern hemisphere, continued Tolnayová. She said, recognized that pandemic influenza is becoming like the seasonal influenza virus and in most countries have observed a local epidemic. Although the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, has appealed the degree of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) has canceled the international measures taken in the context of a flu and ended the work of the Task Force, experts in Slovakia still maintain epidemiological vigilance Tolnayová added.