“Acute respiratory infections are a normal phenomenon for this season,” says Liana Torosyan, head of the Department of Epidemiology of Dangerous and Air-droplet Infections of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia. This year, they have retreated in Armenia, the cases are five times less, compared with the previous year. Last year, about 80% of the patients were children, but this year age groups are different. Nevertheless, high rates of morbidity are registered among children aged 0-5 years. “We are glad to announce that there are no patients with post-flu complications at our hospital reanimation departments,” she said.
The specialist said that acute respiratory infections had penetrated the territory of the republic from the 40th week. It coincided with the 2nd week of October and will continue until April, 2018, including.
The Republic has 4 threshold rates of illness: low, medium, high and very high. “According to our data today, we do not even have a low threshold,” she said. Currently, there are 2 types of influenza B: subtypes H1 and H3.
The specialist recommended to contact a doctor, because the mentioned viruses can cause pneumonia, can cause birth problems for pregnant women.