Caution is required: the incidence of colds and flu in Lithuania continues to increase


Doctors at the Center for Infectious Diseases and Aids (ULAC) report that the incidence of influenza and acute upper respiratory tract infections (UTIs) in the country continues to increase.

In the 46th week of this year (from 12 to 18 November), the outbreak rate and the incidence rate in Lithuania in general were 65.1 avv./10 ths. of the population. Last year (2017) at the same time, the patients were similar – 60.2 atv./10 thousand. of the population.

In the 46th week of this year, the lowest incidence of influenza and HIPC was registered in the administrative territory of Šiauliai, the largest in administrative territory of Kaunas.

Last week, two people were lodged at the hospital because of the flu throughout Lithuania. Of these, a person is less than 17 years old, one is an adult.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes vaccines as the most effective tool for prophylaxis against influenza. The vaccine prevents influenza and its complications. Immunization for this flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu.

It is recommended that the influenza vaccine be vaccinated during the fall / winter period, as it takes about two weeks for human antibodies to fight the flu.


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