Petersburg was on the verge of an epidemic

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The incidence of influenza and SARS in St. Petersburg is growing, and may start an epidemic, the official publication of the city government Spbdnevnik.ru with reference to the head of surveillance control of local Rospotrebnadzora Irina Chingari.

According to Chenjerai, now in the city from 1.5 to 2.5 thousand cases of SARS in a week. There has been a gradual dynamic increase in the epidemic threshold, and during the week it can be exceeded.

The chief physician of the Botkin hospital Alexei Yakovlev noted that since the third week of January in place of the H1N1 flu came the “epidemic” of H3N2. He predicts that this trend will continue next week. Hospitals deployed additional beds for grippaldi, including children.

According to official data, in St. Petersburg from influenza vaccinated 50.8% of the population. The structure of flu match the strains that were included in the vaccine this year.

Earlier on Monday, January 28, in the town of Tikhvin, Leningrad region because of the flu quickly closed school for a thousand people. In other parts of the region are closed separate classes and groups in children’s educational institutions.

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