The new pandemic flu strain in Latvia was named on 15 January. The final day of the pandemic was determined by the SPCC on 9th April.
Monitoring data shows that flu last year decreased by 37% compared to the previous week. However, the spread of influenza viruses is still ongoing and in the last week, breakdowns in patient cases were recorded in four of the ten sites surveyed. .
On average, the number of patients using family users was just over 14 per 100,000 of the population. The number of hospital patients experiencing influenza and influenza cases affects flu is up by 20.5% – hospitals from Daugavpils, Gulbene, Jelgava, Jekabpils, Riga t and Valmiera who were reported to hospital patients.
From the beginning of the season, the influenza A viruses are circulating.
In total, it is estimated that the intensity of the new flu vaccine is fairly mid this quarter, SPCC experts say. The biggest event of the flu was seen in the first weeks of February. During the season, a much higher number of influenza cases were detected in children, particularly children up to the age of four, including a hospital as a result of flu. .
Although flu pandemic has finished and the spread of flu viruses is decreasing, the SPCC remembers that flu and other viruses are circulating.
Epidemiologists SPCC is still calling for prevention of respiratory diseases – frequent hand washing, regular ventilation of rooms and wet cleaning of buildings, as well as living in a new atmosphere.
The National Health Service, for its part, remembers that visiting from GPs with an out-of-hours GP will happen. This situation does not apply to patients receiving paid GP visits for children, first class disabled people or other patient groups.