Ministry of Health warns: Significant increase in influenza morbidity across the country

The Ministry of Health announced tonight (Thursday) that there has been a significant increase in flu morbidity in various centers across the country. According to the National Center for Disease Control, since the beginning of the flu season, 280 patients have been reported hospitalized and 20 patients in the sentry clinics, who have been diagnosed with the flu virus.

According to the announcement, most of the patients were infected with the influenza A virus. A characterization performed in the Central Laboratory for Viruses of the Ministry of Health found that it was an A / H3 influenza virus, which is included in the influenza vaccine this season.

It was also reported that the flu in the country at this time includes the variety of ages in which children, adolescents and young adults. This underscores the importance of flu vaccination these days.

Remember, the flu virus can cause serious illness, such as pneumonia, other respiratory complications and even death. The vaccine is recommended for the entire population from the age of 6 months and up. The Ministry of Health recommends getting vaccinated against the flu virus, and would like to emphasize that the flu vaccine can be received together with the corona vaccine or at any time interval from it.

The population at risk for more severe morbidity includes pregnant women, children under 5, 50-year-olds and especially those aged 65 and over, patients with chronic diseases (such as heart, lung, kidney, etc.), and immunocompromised patients (such as cancer patients, steroid patients, etc.) , People who are in closed or semi-closed institutions (such as boarding schools, nursing homes, hospitals for the nursing and mentally debilitated patients, prisons and more).

By Editor

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