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  • Latvian 119 confirmed influenza cases

    Since December 9, when the Latvian was laboratory confirmed this season first so-called swine flu, laboratory examination 796 samples, of which 119 confirmed influenza cases, informed the Latvian Infectology Centre (LIC), deputy director of medical issues Velga Ķūse.

    So far, influenza epidemiological threshold is not exceeded Latvian
    A confirmed 101 influenza cases and 18 influenza B cases. A case of influenza H1N1 is dominated by so-called swine flu, but under a different influenza A virus H3N2 cases. H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B viruses circulating in other European countries. This season's flu vaccine is effective against all these three influenza viruses that are currently distributed, informed Ķūse.
    LIC is currently treated in hospital, 10 patients with laboratory confirmed influenza A virus, influenza B, one patient and five patients with suspected influenza, but it has not yet been laboratory confirmed. LIC from the hospital has already drawn 28 flu patients, most of which were confirmed H1N1, the so-called swine flu.
    After the recent influenza monitoring data being influenza epidemiological Latvian threshold has been exceeded. Influenza monitoring data of family doctors' practices are collected once a week, on Mondays.

    Kopš 9.decembra, kad Latvijā tika laboratoriski apstiprināts šajā sezonā pirmais tā dēvētās cūku gripas gadījums, laboratoriski izmeklēti 796 paraugi, no kuriem apstiprināti 119 gripas gadījumi, informēja Latvijas Infektoloģijas centra (LIC) direktores vietniece medicīnas jautājumos Velga Ķūse.
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