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The flu epidemic threatens Russia

January 15 2008

In the near future, Russia will face a flu epidemic. But the rise in the incidence will be "seasonal" and doctors are ready for it - about this today said the country's chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko.

According to him, "launched the mechanism of infection" - students after winter break went to classes - the number of cases will rise by one to two weeks. In the meantime, in all Russian regions, indicators are normal. And in this, as he said today Onishchenko, the merit of the national project "Health".

Gennady Onishchenko: "Excellent! We never such amounts are not vaccinated. I remember in the Soviet Union once we have planted 40 million. It was a great achievement, so then we had about 300 million people. And now in Russia - more than 30 million planted. This is a good indicator. "

According to the Chief Medical Officer, influenza vaccination has been completed in 70 subjects of the federation, in the other - comes to an end, reports NTV.

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