From September 26 to October 26 this year in Kazakhstan will take a month for the prevention of acute respiratory viral infections (hereinafter - SARS), influenza and pneumococcal disease, in which organizations in the primary health care will be organized open days. Citizens will be able to get free expert advice on the prevention of these diseases.
The main objective of the month is raising awareness, especially those with an increased risk of illness, employers and workers on the measures of individual and social protection, the need for timely access to medical care for the prevention of complications.
Influenza - an acute infectious disease caused by an influenza virus that spreads very rapidly by airborne droplets. In the acute phase of the disease have a high fever, headache, pains in muscles and joints, followed by runny nose, cough and sore throat. Later access to a doctor, failure to comply with its assignments, the presence of concomitant chronic diseases can lead to severe complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cause deaths.
The use of protective masks, frequent washing or processing of disinfectant hand, airing facilities, dry cleaning, limit contact with the sick person can help prevent infection with influenza, SARS and pneumococcal disease.
Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection. According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization's flu vaccine needs to be done to pregnant women, children 6 months to 5 years, the adults 65 years and older, people with chronic conditions and healthcare workers.
We will remind, at the expense of budgetary funds are vaccinated the most vulnerable groups – children with chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular disease, immune deficiency, weak and sickly children, health care workers and pregnant women. Also, vaccination is carried out at the expense of employers' and personal funds of the population.