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123 people died last year in Minsk ICU of H1N1

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  • 123 people died last year in Minsk ICU of H1N1

    In the past year in intensive care unit of Minsk from pneumonia and swine influenza have died, 123 people
    In the resuscitation of Minsk from pneumonia in 2009 died, 123 people, of whom 88 have been identified pandemic influenza virus A (H1N1). Told the chief freelance anesthesiologist-resuscitator Health Committee, Minsk City Executive Committee Alexander Dzyadzko Feb. 22 at the republican conference on the results of the anesthesiology-resuscitation service in 2009 in Minsk.
    According to him, just last year in the capital have been diagnosed with pneumonia were hospitalized, 11 thousand 550 people, which is 2 thousand 225 cases more than it was in 2008. "It probably is the number of pneumonia caused by a new virus," - suggested Dzyadzko.

    In the resuscitation of the capital were hospitalized 796 people, 152 of them required mechanical ventilation.

    Specialist admitted that at the beginning of the epidemic have been admitted some "institutional failures": was in deficit of the required antiviral drugs and medical equipment, as well as staff shortage and low efficiency of their work. In addition, patients received an intensive care unit with a delay.

    However, said Alexander Dzyadzko, Ming intensivists have gained valuable experience working with patients with severe pneumonia who have made additional purchases of equipment, learned how to optimize ventilation.

    "In my opinion, in this difficult situation, the consolidation of services", - says the expert.