Swine flu death toll. Another victim of the virus
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In Krakow, died two people who confirmed the presence of H1N1 virus. This is another case of deaths due to flu complications. The virus has attacked dozens of people in Silesia, in the regions of West and Warmia-Mazury.
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- Dead people visited the University Hospital. Had severe underlying disease, were joined by H1N1 flu infection, and the result was tragic. Both men were about 50 years old - says Elizabeth Sykut of the Regional Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Krakow.
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The third case in Galicia, was recorded in Nowy Targ. - In this case we do not have confirmation that it was the H1N1 flu because the material was not sent for testing, but most likely it was the flu or flu-like infection. This is indicated by epidemiological and clinical evidence - Sykut adds.
The Hospital District Sucha Beskidzka four patients hospitalized with severe pneumonia, three patients were confirmed infected with H1N1.
Death toll in Silesia
For Saturdays in Silesia had been 26 cases of swine flu. The worst situation is in the hospital in Bielsko-Biala, where dangerous virus was detected in 16 people. Have also confirmed two cases of death due to swine flu.
The Bielski hospital is still a few patients in the ICU. There is also a group of several people with suspected H1N1 virus.
Hospitals in Silesia, who died just two people who have been confirmed infected with the virus. One patient went in a serious condition to the hospital on Christmas Eve in Cieszyn. Doctors immediately put her in intensive care. A woman died as a result of complications from influenza, flu caused by the H1N1 virus
Dangerous virus was also detected in the patient, who died a few days ago the provincial hospital in Bielsko-Biala. He went to the hospital in poor condition after a heart attack and complications associated with influenza were not the direct cause of death.
At the hospital in Bielsko-Biala, as well as in the institution in Sucha Beskidzka in Galicia due to the increasing incidence of the flu on Thursday, restrictions were introduced when it comes to visiting the sick.
In Bielsko-Biala has been suspended until further notice, and Sucha Beskidzka limited. Do not put there children under 12 and elderly patients, visitors, who have not been vaccinated against the flu, and people with symptoms of a viral infection fresh.
H1N1 in other provinces
Two cases of swine flu were also seen in hospitals in Szczecin. In a state hard hit under the care of doctors man, in a patient woman's disease is milder. Therefore, patients received standard procedure, the isolation and limit contact with others
Head of Warmia and Mazury sanepidu Dzisko Janusz said that in this province in the country had the highest incidence rate of influenza. Mostly sick children. One person study showed H1N1 virus.
Weak flu prevention
Every year die due to influenza in Poland a few hundred people. According to the World Health Organization, we are in the forefront infamous States with the lowest ratio of preventive examinations in the world in the direction of AH1N1 virus.
Last year, in Poland only 125 surveys were carried out, during which the infection was detected in eight people. For comparison, in France in 1165 conducted studies detected 18 cases of H1N1. In Canada, 4176, where he also found 18 infected.
Tests for influenza can be performed in the so-called. sanepidzie or your GP, who after taking a swab from the throat send material for testing for the presence of antigens. According to scientists H1N1 virus is no more dangerous than regular seasonal flu.
Protect against the flu vaccine. Unfortunately, the current period is no longer the best in the vaccination, as these should be performed prior to the flu, a person should be healthy and not exposed to contact with infected persons.
However, as pointed out in an interview with Elizabeth Sykut ONET, the biggest problem is the prevention of flu in Poland. And a lack of it.
- Examine very little. In general, the diagnosis is microbiological monitoring and diagnostic shortcoming in Poland. I do not have the habit to examine all, even the most patient and designated for research - Dr. Sykut ends of the Regional Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Krakow.
How to fight the flu?
While the severity of influenza frequently wash your hands with soap under running water, avoid contact with sick people. If you have flu-like symptoms should stay at home, rest, drink plenty of fluids, use a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. If it is necessary to being away from home sufferers should avoid crowds and mass gatherings.
It is recommended to also covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, preferably with a tissue, and possibly hands, which then should be washed with soap and water.
Influenza is an acute infectious disease caused by various strains of influenza virus. Moving germ is carried by droplets when coughing, sneezing, talking, etc. It manifests itself mainly high fever, chills, headache and muscle pain, a feeling of malaise and weakness, runny nose, dry cough and sore throat.
The disease usually resolves spontaneously after 3-7 days, but coughing, fatigue and malaise may persist for about 2 weeks. Influenza can lead to serious complications, even life-threatening, especially for those at risk. These include the elderly, over 65 years of age, chronic illness, such as respiratory diseases, vascular diseases and diabetes mellitus, transplant, and HIV-infected children under two years of age and pregnant women.
(RMF FM, Radio Krakow, Szczecin MM, Robert Kulig, MWL / Onet) http://translate.google.pl/translate?sl ... omosc.html