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The number of patients with acute respiratory disease in the area increased 7 times within a week


November 11, 2018 | 12:07 | News Agency FOCUS

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Varna: 7 times the number of patients with acute respiratory diseases in the region increased within a weekPhoto: FOCUS Information Agency

Varna. The number of patients with acute respiratory disease in the area this week has increased 7 times compared to the previous one. This was announced FOCUS Radio – Varna Regional Health Inspection (RHI). In the period from November 2 to 8, 198 people diagnosed with acute respiratory diseases in the city and in the area reported epidemiologists in 26 cases from the previous week. Most are affected by colds and viral infections in the 5 to 14 year old group, followed by young children up to 4 years of age. There are only four cases of people aged 64 and over. This week two people confirmed the diagnosis of influenza and 26 patients had complications from influenza and acute respiratory disease. Four were treated with bronchitis and another 22 were pneumonia. Ten less than last week are affected by airborne infections. According to data, 27 people have varicella, viral meningitis and scarlet fever. 19 cases of intestinal infections were recorded versus 24 of the previous week, with intestinal infections showing 13 enterocolitis, 2 hepatitis, 1 rotavirus enteritis and 3 colincumitis. With a quick alert at RIS – Varna, one person was hit by a tick.

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