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The second fatal case from complications of А influenza is laboratory confirmed in Kazakhstan

The 33-years old resident of Karaganda died on January 25 as the result of severe progress of double pneumonia complicated with pleurisy. During laboratory research for the cause of pneumonia a strain of seasonal influenza of А (H3N2) was revealed.

A woman in a connection with bad state of health and with temperature rise called an ambulance of medical aid on January 20. The physicians wanted to deliver it to the hospital, but it refused hospitalization. Prescriptions were painted by it, antiviral drug is given. On January 21 the woman addressed to Karagandy city polyclinic No.4. In a relation with grave condition the patient was immediately hospitalized to the city hospital No. 1. The best specialists from republican centers of Astana were invited for rendering medical aid. The woman died in spite of administered intensive treatment, on January 25.

In this epidemiological season, as in previous years, several strains of influenza of А (H3N2, H1N1) and untyped (works are undertake on identification of strain), as well as an influenza В virus circulate in Kazakhstan.

Since the beginning of the year to the round-the-clock republic hospitals with the "Influenza" diagnosis were hospitalized 300 people, with ARVI - 16108. As at February 3 from influenza were treated 249 patients, from ARVI - 12137. At present 51 people with "Influenza" diagnosis receive treatment in hospitals. Their condition is assessed as stable and is under control of the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the RK.

The medical organizations of Kazakhstan are provided with all necessary stocks of medicines, equipment, not diminishing stock of antiviral drugs and disinfection remedies, as well as with personal protective equipments (respirators, masks) for treatment of influenza patients. For rendering of medical aid 6277 bunks are deployed in 19 infectious hospitals of the republic.

In addition, in all the regions of the republic were organized yard bypasses for the purpose of early revelation of individuals with suspicion on the ARVI and influenza. Additional brigades of an ambulance of medical aid are formed, additional phone lines are organized in polyclinics. Daily monitoring of the level of morbidity is conducted by specialists of MHSD of RK.

It is worth emphasizing for prophylactic purposes a vaccination is annually conducted in Kazakhstan before the beginning of the epidemiological season against influenza. In the period from October to November 2015 more than 1 million 700 thousand people (weakened children including of representatives of the most vulnerable groups with chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular diseases, immune failure), and often the children who are sick, the medical officers, the pregnant women and etc.) who are 10% of the total amount of population of the republic were covered by the inoculations.

MHSD of RK in an autumn-winter period recommends: to use personal protection equipment – disposable masks, change them every three hours; at the first signs of disease turn to the physician; observe the regime of an intake of prescribed drugs; observe hygienic rules – to wash hands more frequently; to avoid a visit to places of mass accumulation of people; it cannot be occupied by self-medication.

According to Commission of consumer rights protection by MNE of RK data, since the beginning of the epidemiology season (around October 1, 2015) 745 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza and more than 322 thousand cases of the ARVI are registered as at February 2. In general, by the republic the level of ARVI morbidity and influenza does not exceed permissible limits and less than the indicator of the similar period of 2015.

We will remind you, that on January 19 at briefing in the Central Communication Service of the President of RK, Chief sanitary physician of RK Zhandarbek Bekshin reported, that 1 fatal case from pneumonia caused by influenza А virus (H1N1) was registered in the republic.

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