Highland – A season of acute respiratory diseases is reported. In the 46th week of the calendar, seven percent of patients joined the Vysočina region, the disease for the first time next season exceeded the limit of nine hundred patients and reached 921 patients per 100,000 inhabitants.
Six percent of patients in the Czech Republic last week and 1021 cases per 100,000 are currently in the country.
The real flu viruses have not yet appeared in the Highlands. "But illnesses with flu-like symptoms and complications of viral illnesses caused by non-influenza viruses are beginning to appear," Alena Dvořáková, director of the anti-demyelid department of the Vysočina Regional Health Authority, described the latest development of acute respiratory diseases.
From the point of view of individual districts in mid-November, cases of the highest disease in the Pelhřimov region (990 cases) and in Třebíčsku (965 cases), hygienists in both districts reported a similar increase of disease throughout the region. Significantly, at twenty percent, the disease in Havlíčkův Brod increased last week, but remains below the national average (899 cases). Even lower is in Jihlava, where, after a nine percent increase, the last 870 patients were converted to 100,000. Žďársko reported a 3% decrease in morbidity last week, to 907 cases.
One year ago there were 829 patients in the 46th week, 703 patients in 2016, and in the year 2015 the disease was 813 cases per hundred thousand.
From the development of morbidity in mid-November, the next season influenza evolution can not be predicted safely, but the truth is that a year ago, the largest influenza epidemic has hit the entire Vysočina region in recent years.
This year is still a good time to vaccinate against the flu, which should protect mainly the at-risk groups of the population, such as the elderly and those with health problems. "Also this year, a four-valent vaccine is designed for vaccination to protect against two strains of influenza A and two strains of influenza B. There are two types of this vaccine available," recalled Dvorakova.
Last year, in the Highlands, seven women and four men between the ages of 59 and 90 died of the flu. Six of them were infected with influenza type B, five with influenza A.
Highland Disease in the 46th calendar week
45. WEEK / 46 WEEK / CHANGE
District HB 748/899 / + 20%
District JI 799/870 / + 9%
PE 924/990 / + 7%
District TR 915/965 / + 6%
District ZR 937/907 / -3%
Vysočina Region 864/921 / + 7%
Czech Republic 963/1021 / + 6%