According to the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, this year the flu came to Russia “seriously” reports on the TV channel “Russia 1”.
According to her, this is “exactly the version of the flu that causes the most serious damage to health.” We’re talking about influenza A (H1N1), or swine flu, which first appeared in Russia in 2009. The virus has a high distribution potential because it’s spread easily among human beings.
“And caused the pandemic of the ninth or tenth years,” she continued.
The department head added that this option causes a lot of complications, including fatalities in patients with weakened immune systems. So now, all necessary measures are being taken to prevent any deaths.
In order to help prevent an anticipated SARS and influenza increase, the Russian Health Ministry recommended that citizens wear masks.
In order to get ahead of the flu epidemic, doctors have raised concerns about a possible third wave this season. Doctor Yevgeny Timakov predicts that an initial wave of flu is currently in progress after the holiday season, and another wave could strike between February and March.