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More than 100 Bulgarians have died of pneumonia during influenza epidemics

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  • More than 100 Bulgarians have died of pneumonia during influenza epidemics

    During the season of flu epidemic from December 2010 to February 2011 in the country 131 people have died. These data show regional health inspections in the country. The facts were presented by academician Prof. Angel Galabov - Director of the Institute of Microbiology, BAS, states BTA.Toy clear
    that during the first pandemic wave is mainly circulating influenza A/H1N1 new / known as swine flu, a second wave in the more active was influenza B. According to the health inspections in the country 101 deaths due to pneumonia, 10 patients died from other complications after flu.
    Most of the deaths - 45 people, aged 46-64 years, 42 were over 65 years, 19 - aged 30-45, while seven - 15-29. Five of the deaths are in children 5 to 14 years and 13 - for children under 4 years old.

    Over the past three months were hospitalized 27,608 people, 21,128 of them were diagnosed with pneumonia, and 1616 - in other complications. Over 95 percent of cases of pneumonia due to influenza, other complications due to influenza are bronchitis, laryngitis, otitis media, sinusitis, acute respiratory failure, pleural effusion, said Galabov.
    He pointed out that deaths from the virus A/H1N1 / is relatively low - 0.02 percent, and from seasonal flu and complications as a result of it - from 0.3 to 0.5 protsenta.Nay vulnerable to new influenza virus, which first time was established in Bulgaria in April 2009, people 50 years. Most affected were mainly pregnant women, children and people with complicated medical history, recalled Galabov.
    Flu begins abruptly with chills, muscle aches, severe headache, which is not affected by drugs, high fever (above 39 degrees) and the third day appear cough, sore throat and fever.
    This is a disease that must be treated complex, said Galabov and recommended intake himiopreparati during the first two days of onset of symptoms. He added that treatment should include antioxidants (vitamin C above 500 mg and vitamin E), symptomatic vehicles and adjuvants (a combination of echinacea, wild indigo and white cedar).