15:08 September 4, 2020.
To date, the epidemiological situation in the incidence of influenza and respiratory viral infections in the Sakhalin region is assessed as stable. Over the past week, the epidemic threshold has not been exceeded (-61%), but weekly there is a slight increase in the incidence of 5-7%, which is typical for this season. Every week the number of cases is about 500-600 people. Galina Kovtonyuk, deputy head of the Rospotrebnadzor department of the island region, spoke about this in more detail.
The situation in the municipalities is favorable. A slight increase is noted in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and in the Uglegorsk region. If we evaluate by age groups, over the past week among adults, the morbidity dynamics is negative, but a slight increase is noted among children from 0 to 14 years old.
The incidence is associated with viruses of non-influenza etiology, that is, influenza viruses are not yet detected according to the results of laboratory tests. Rhinoviruses and parainfluenza viruses circulate in the region. To date, no group diseases caused by respiratory viral infections have also been registered.
If we talk about preventive measures, then traditionally with influenza and SARS, they are divided into specific and non-specific. The only way to specific prevention is influenza vaccination.
– What could be the problem? The fact that this year we are expected to have a possible social circulation of the influenza virus and the new coronavirus, therefore, it is imperative to vaccinate against influenza so that it is less difficult and without consequences to endure the epidemic season of 2020-2021, ” Galina Kovtonyuk noted.
Non-specific prophylaxis measures remain the same. This is a continuation of the fight against coronavirus, that is, it is recommended to avoid contact with sick people, thoroughly ventilate and disinfect the premises, harden the body, increase immunity, walk in the fresh air, play sports, eat right and follow other measures necessary to maintain health.