Monday, February 4, 2013

1 Flu epidemic 2013 begins

flu symptoms 2013

In Europe begins seasonal flu epidemic. It would probably be more intense than last year, due to higher temperatures this winter, but it is still too early to tell exactly how the virus occurs.

An influenza epidemic in Eastern Europe has not yet begun. Last week, the registered flu are only about 84 of every 10,000 people. Morbidity still grow, but to declare flu pandemic needs to reach 200 per ten thousand.

This year's virus is very similar to the AH3N2 strain last winter. The main symptoms of flu are fever, pain in the eye muscles, severe headache and fatigue on the first day. On the second or third day, it is hard to get out of bed. May develop pneumonia, influenza virus, which is a very scary disease with high mortality. Most vulnerable to pneumonia are infants up to 1 year and older - over 65 years.

18 children have died from the flu in the U.S.

Flu epidemic raging in the United States. 18 children have already died of the virus early and Boston authorities announced a state of emergency because of the scale of the outbreak in the first half of January.
Registered an increase in the number of sick from the flu within the 41 states.
Every winter flu killed about 50 thousand Americans and morbidity between 2 and 6 million people in the United States.

According to experts, this year's flu epidemic in the United States promises to be particularly severe. Hospitals reported an extraordinary influx of patients with flu symptoms.

Doctors strongly recommend flu vaccines, especially for children and the elderly, who are at increased risk, but the drugs they need at least two weeks to not work defensively, while at the same time one can touch contamination.

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