6 February 2020

In the capital, the morbidity of acute respiratory infections (ARI) is at an average level of perennial values characteristic for this period. The correspondent of the «Minsk-News»agency was informed about this by the chief state sanitary doctor of Minsk Neli Hindziuk.

 

"From January 27 to February 2 the morbidity rate of acute respiratory infections is 34,7% lower than in the same period in 2019," said N. Hindziuk. "In the structure of diseased children and adolescents predominate – 74,8%."

The chief state sanitary doctor also specified that according to the results of laboratory tests, parainfluenza, adeno- and rhinoviruses are most often diagnosed in diseased. Cases of influenza are singular, and moreover in patients arriving from abroad and not vaccinated against influenza.

It bears reminding that for the prevention of ARI and influenza it is necessary to:

– restrict attendance at public events, especially which are held indoors;

– avoid close contact with people with ARI symptoms;

– ventilate the premises as often as possible and carry out wet cleaning (pay special attention to surfaces that you often come in contact with – tables, chairs, door handles).

In addition, do not forget about maintaining respiratory etiquette – elementary rules of behavior in public places aimed at limiting the spread of respiratory diseases. In particular, use a handkerchief (preferably disposable) for coughing and sneezing. Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap or use antibacterial gels, hand wipes.

Seek medical attention at the first symptoms of the disease.