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Latvia: Low prevalence of respiratory viruses, most - Jelgava

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  • Latvia: Low prevalence of respiratory viruses, most - Jelgava

    The penultimate week of February continued to increase the incidence of acute upper respiratory tract infections and the highest number of diseased to four-year-old children, but compared to the long-standing observation data, the virus prevalence is low, suggests Latvian Infectology Center (LIC) aggregate monitoring data.
    So, if the average respiratory infection data suggests that the country is suffering from 1047 people per 100 000 population, the incidence among children reaching 5444.5 per 100 000 inhabitants. The higher incidence in this age group were in Rezekne, Ventspils, Jelgava and Riga. However, last week observed a significant increase in the age group of 5-14 years - about 18%.

    The largest increase in overall morbidity was observed in Jelgava - about 22%.

    LIC also informed that influenza prevalence is low. Still being present only in pandemic influenza A (H1N1), explains the LIC, and within a week of monitoring authorities reported 12 flu patient hospitalized. It was also hospitalized patients with influenza pneumonia.

    Secondary educational institutions at this time attended 89.5% of students, pre-primary education - only 67.4% of students.

    As reported, the Latvian pandemic influenza A (H1N1)-related complications to date 34 patients have died.