25 October 2013, Friday, 17:02

In Bashkiria SARS and flu epidemic is expected in the end of December

author: Olga Murtazina

In Bashkortostan epidemic of virus diseases is expected in the end of December — the middle of January or in February, representatives of the Ministry of Health RB informed at the press conference in Bashinform News Agency. For winter of 2013-2014 for the countries of the Northern hemisphere WHO recommended vaccines with virus strain: А/ California/ 07/ 2009 (H1N1, known as «swine flu»), A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2 — «Hong Kong flu»), B/Massachussets/2/2012 (Yamagata line). The vaccines are created for one season and are not used the next year, the head physician of the Republican Centre on Preventive Care and Control over AIDS and Infectious Diseases Raphael Yapparov underlined.

Under the terms of vaccination campaign at the expense of means of the federal budget vaccines for 800 thousand people are delivered to the republic. 18 thousand doses more the Bashkir Ministry of Health buys at the expense of the republican budget. «For today four percent of the population are vaccinated, but for stable epidemic situation 30 percent of the population should be vaccinated. Usually one quarter of the population are vaccinated in the region», Raphael Yapparov informed.