By Dorota Abramowicz
North Poland Pomerania is suffering from the flu, but there is no panic. School disease are monitored .
Is this the flu, or just driving the rash of seasonal illnesses - do not know yet. One thing is certain - a growing number of viral infections in the Tri-City. Particularly busy doctors are pediatricians. - Very much the patients, especially children and young people - said Dr. Jaroslaw Skłucki, director of surgery at Saint Hill. Maximilian in Gdynia.
- Daily pediatricians take about 140 young patients, more than half a dozen days ago. Difficult for us yet to say whether it has the flu, or rather, viral infections. We recognize a lot of cases of sore throat.
Deserted school. As already reported yesterday, the Directorate's Secondary School No. 7, Gdansk, in consultation with the board of trustees, decided to appeal to the end of the week schedule, because half of the children are absent from classes due to illness.
Pomerania is the only school where classes were suspended due to absenteeism - Anna OBUCHOWSKA points of the Provincial Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Gdansk. - We begin today, however, constantly monitor the school of illness. Chief Sanitary Inspectorate has just decided the need to notify absencjach caused by disease, if exceed 20 percent. Agreed on this with the superintendent of education, that decisions of GIS, together with the model documentation for all the Pomeranian hit schools.
In other Tricity schools, although some classes were deserted, there is no panic.
- Children less than usual - admits Jolanta Grulkowska, Deputy SP No. 8 in Gdansk. - In the absence of one class last week was 50 percent, is less well this week students in younger grades. At the beginning of the school year on the translation of hours of educational children to apply basic hygiene - washing the hands, do not share food. Also handed over information to parents.
The latest information about new cases of influenza in Pomorskie WSEZ publish on Monday. According to data from the end of October, most cases have been reported in Lebork (205) and Kościerzyn (115). Downstream locations found in Gdańsk, with 47 cases of influenza, and Tczew. "Clean" were the counties of Slupsk and wejherowski.
reports from Pomerania are optimistic. The school district chojnickiego attendance in classes does not differ from the previous year, which was also caused by flu.
- Turnout is not dangerous. In the classes we are missing two or three people in one of the most, because the seven students. We monitor the situation - says Charles Kołyszko, Director of Primary School No. 3 in Chojnice.
New in the Chojnice is, however, that the pharmacies are disappearing from Tuesday masks detracts mouth and nose. On Wednesday, it can be to buy only one pharmacy. Others are not even able to order. Wholesalers do not have them anymore. - Yesterday, 43 Art bought three. Even where they have not jibe - says Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Pharmacist from Chojnice.
In Tczew certainly can not speak of an influenza epidemic. For doctors to report to only one individual. In schools, the problem usually concerns the youngest. Yes, for example, in Primary School No. 11 in Tczew.
- The epidemic is not with us, but we see a slightly higher-than-usual absenteeism - says Marek Trzcinski, director of the school. - Sick after several people from the class.
Increased absenteeism among school students were recorded in High School No. 3 - In some classes, usually 20 percent of sick students - says Lech Stolin, director of the facility.
The Malbork, Wladyslawowo, Bytow and Człuchowie also does not have an influenza epidemic. Nowy Dwór in the local district clinics accept an increased number of patients, however, is the same as in previous years in the autumn. The most common ailments are traditionally sore throat, colds viral fever.
And in NZOZ Medical Center in Kartuzy Kashubia not observed an increased number of cases among adults, there are more young patients.
- Children suffering from flu-like infections, bronchitis, pharyngitis, "said the medicine. Joanna Wrzołek, a pediatrician. - Typical flu has not yet had.