According to the specialist, the epidemic is linked to unstable weather conditions - humidity and wet snow, which decrease activity of immune system. Moreover, this time Ukrainians will face new strains of flu virus.
"This year we expect new virus strains of A and B types: А/California/7/2009 (N1H1), А/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2), В/Wisconsin/1/2010. The last two strains circulated in Ukraine six-seven years ago, thus people no longer have immune resistance to them," Nazar underlind.
The doctor also pointed out that the flu vaccine made 16-20 days before the beginning of the announced epidemic is the most effective, and people working in collectives, like medical workers, social workers and children - wards of state, especially need vaccination.
Nazar also gave some recommendations how to prevent and resist flu, namely to receive complete protein nutrition and to use spices and vegetable herbs.
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