The prevalence of influenza and ARO in the Banskobystrický region is increasing



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The incidence of acute respiratory disease this year is 11% higher.

Influenza and acute respiratory disease return in the Banskobystrický region this week. Epidemiologists from the Regional Public Health Authority (RÚVZ) in Banská Bystrica recorded nearly 11 percent increase in acute respiratory disease (ARO) compared to the previous week. Of these diseases, almost 12% of cases occur in influenza and similar diseases (CHPO) compared to the previous week.

"Compared to the same period last year, the prevalence of ARO this year was 11 percent, and CHPO was up to 85 percent," said Maria Tolnay, a spokesman for the department.

Overall, doctors in the Banskobystrický Region reported 46,431 patients on ARO in the 46th calendar week, which is the morbidity of nearly 1430 people per 100,000 residents in the care of doctors who reported this week. Influenza and similar diseases occurred in 379 cases, with morbidity of more than 112 per 100,000 population.

The highest number of ARO patients in absolute numbers is in the districts of Lučenec, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, and Revúca. Influenza and similar diseases are most prevalent in the districts of Lučenec, Poltár, Banská Bystrica and Banská Štiavnica.

In terms of disease age, ARO and CHPO in absolute numbers are most affected by the age group of economically active residents, elementary school students and the smallest children up to the age of five. The lowest incidence of this disease is currently among the elderly.

In connection with the development of the disease, experts point out that this is still a good time to visit your doctor's first contact and get vaccinated.

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