Tuesday , October 4 2022

The prevalence of influenza and ARO in the Banskobystrický region has increased


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

Influenza and acute respiratory disease were again in Banskobystrický region this week. Epidemiologists at the Regional Public Health Service (RÚVZ) in Banská Bystrica recorded an almost 11% increase in acute respiratory disease (ARO) compared to the previous week. Out of these illnesses, almost 12% of cases occurred in influenza and similar disease (CHPO) compared to the previous week.

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

Altogether, physicians in the Banskobystrický district reported 46,431 ARO patients in the 46th calendar week, which is a morbidity of nearly 1430 people per 100,000 residents in the care of doctors reporting this week. Influenza and similar illnesses occurred in 379 cases, with morbidity above 112 per 100,000 inhabitants.

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

With regard to the age of the disease, ARO and CHPO in absolute numbers are most affected by the age group of the economically active population, primary school pupils and younger children up to five years of age. The smallest incidence of these diseases is this time among the elderly.

With regard to the development of the disease, experts point out that it is still a good time to visit your first doctor and get vaccinated.

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