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Rise in acute respiratory infections reported in Armenia

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  • Rise in acute respiratory infections reported in Armenia

    PanARMENIAN.Net - Increase in acute respiratory infections has been reported in Armenia over the past weeks (3579 cases recorded on Feb 11-17, 5033 cases Feb 18-24).

    The rapid growth of influenza and acute respiratory infections bears a seasonal character, press service of Ministry of Healthcare reported.

    Increase in the number of emergency calls has been recorded over the growth of pneumonia and flu cases. 198 patients with acute respiratory infections and 74 patients diagnosed with pneumonia are currently undergoing medical treatment in provincial hospitals, with 304 patients with similar infections getting treatment in Yerevan hospitals.

    236 laboratory tests were conducted in the republic in February, with H1N1 subtype of influenza A virus and B virus discovered in 75 samples.

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