There is no flu epidemic in Ukraine - Suprun

There is no flu epidemic in Ukraine - Suprun

There is no flu epidemic in Ukraine. The influenza and acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) epidemic threshold has been exceeded only in two regions - Kyiv and Zhytomyr regions.

Acting Health Minister Ulana Suprun stated this at a press conference, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"There is no flu epidemic in Ukraine - we have a 13% lower sickness rate than the epidemic threshold, so there is no epidemic at the state level. There are only two regions with influenza epidemic - Kyiv and Zhytomyr regions," Suprun said.

According to her, more than 155,000 people in Ukraine have been vaccinated against influenza.

"There are enough vaccines in drugstores. We encourage people to get vaccinated," said Suprun

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