Death from flu-related complications recorded in Ukraine

Death from flu-related complications recorded in Ukraine

The first death from flu-related complications has been recorded in week 46 of the epidemic season in Ukraine.

This has been reported by the Ukrainian Health Ministry’s center for disease control and monitoring of diseases.

“During the 46th week [of the epidemic season] in 2016, the influenza-associated death was recorded in Sumy region, which was confirmed by the polymerase chain reaction method,” reads a report.

On the whole, 170.2 thousand people, including 68.1% of children under the age of 17, fell ill with influenza and acute respiratory diseases in the reporting period from November 14 thought November 20, according to the report.


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