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Respiratory infections incidence rate grew due to season in Penza region

11:17 | 08.12.2014 | Society

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Penza, 8 December 2014. PenzaNews. The number of people infected with respiratory viral infections grew by 5.2% during the past week in the Penza region.

“2,199 ARVI cases were registered – that is 160.7 cases per 100 thousand,” the press service of the regional Rospotrebnadzor branch informed PenzaNews agency.

The officials stressed that the levels in the region are 57.7% below the epidemic threshold.

“Actual incidence rate in Penza city is 78.1% below the threshold – 126.8 cases per 100 thousand. The rate is relatively high among children aged 3-6: 137.7 cases per 100 thousand. However, no age category exceeds the threshold. There are no flu cases in the region,” Rospotrebnadzor said.

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