Epidemic in Bulgaria: influenza, meningitis, pneumonia, encephalitis

the flu Epidemic declared in dozens of cities in Bulgaria, closed hundreds of schools, students sent to unscheduled “flu” vacation. In the following cities declared a state epidemic, resort Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo tourism, the country’s second city Plovdiv, and others. It is expected that on Monday the regime of the epidemic will be declared in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia – there are plans to close about 200 schools for a period up to 6 February.

As the Director of the National centre for infectious and parasitic diseases Todor Kantardjiev in the Republic are actively spreading the virus influenza “Brisbane”, “Victoria “Kansas”.

the Flu affects aggressive – just over two hours. Ill sharply, the temperature rises, felt pain in the joints and muscles begin headaches and difficulty breathing. The flu can lead to serious complications as pneumonia, meningitis and encephalitis, warns the doctor.

Bulgaria is on the eve of a national flu epidemic, announced the chief state health inspector angel Kunchev. The peak of the epidemic is expected in mid-February, has already recorded one death in Smolyan fifty-year-old male admitted to the clinic in early January, died from complications of swine influenza A (H1N1).

Earlier it was reported that in China, a new type of virus that causes pneumonia, which killed several people, and the total number of cases could reach two thousand people. On December 31 last year, the world health organization (who) reported a new type of virus, which appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan. It is a large city South of Beijing with a population of over 11 million people.

to avoid infection, doctors recommend to avoid visiting public events in confined areas, wash hands frequently and use disposable wipes. Doctors also strongly advise not to self-medicate and when the first signs of the disease to seek treatment.