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Number of flu cases increase to 66 in Penza region

10:43 | 26.02.2019 | Medicine


Penza, 26 February 2019. PenzaNews. 66 cases of influenza have been registered in the Penza region over the whole epidemiological season of 2018-2019, which is 27 more than a week earlier.

Number of flu cases increase to 66 in Penza region

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According to the department, 36 patients were diagnosed with strain А(H3N2), 10 – with А(H1N1), 20 other patients got infected with a virus, whose subtypes hadn't been identified.

In the course of laboratory monitoring one case of parainfluenza and adenoviruses, 12 cases of RS-viruses and 23 others were also revealed.

The total incidence of viral respiratory infection in the Penza region was by 70.4% below the level of the epidemiological threshold. In total, during the week from 18 to 24 February, 3,047 cases of viral respiratory infection were registered, that is 223.9 cases per 100,000 population.

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