This year's incidence of acute respiratory diseases is 11% higher.
Influenza and acute respiratory disease was again in the Banskobystrický region this week. Epidemiologists from the Regional Public Health Authority (RÚVZ) in Banská Bystrica reported an increase of almost 11% in acute respiratory diseases (ARO) compared to the previous week. Of these diseases, almost 12% of cases occurred in influenza and similar diseases (CHPO) compared to the previous week.
"Compared to the same period last year, this year's ARO prevalence is 11%, and CHPO is up to 85%," said Maria Tolnay, a spokeswoman for the department.
Overall, physicians in the Banskobystrický region reported 46,431 ARO patients on the 46th calendar week, which is a morbidity of about 1430 people per 100,000 residents in medical care reporting this week. Influenza and similar diseases occurred in 379 cases, with a morbidity of more than 112 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The largest number of ARO patients in absolute numbers is in the districts of Lučenec, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica and Revúca. Influenza and similar diseases are most prevalent in the districts of Lučenec, Poltár, Banská Bystrica and Banská Štiavnica.
In terms of disease age, ARO and CHPO in absolute numbers are most affected by the age group of the economically active population, primary school students and children under five years of age. The lowest incidence of these diseases is this time among the elderly.
In connection with the development of the disease, experts point out that it is still a good time to visit your first contact doctor and get vaccinated.