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ARVI and influenza incidence in Kyrgyzstan decreases

At least 8,201 cases of ARVI and influenza have been registered in Kyrgyzstan in the first week of 2024 (from January 1 to January 7). The Department of Disease Prevention, State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance reported.

According to it, compared to the 52nd week of 2023, the incidence decreased by 40.2 percent.

Most of the sick are children under 14.

As for the incidence of COVID-19, more than 206,000 cases have been registered in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 491 cases — in 2023.

Weekly monitoring of the incidence of coronavirus continues; from two to six cases are registered per week, the epidemiological situation is considered as stable. If COVID-19 is suspected, PCR tests are taken. The laboratories are working and are provided with test kits.

«A mask regime and quarantine have been introduced in all healthcare organizations since October. During the epidemic season, the population is recommended to wear masks and use antiseptics. If symptoms appear in children of school and kindergarten age, they should not be sent to groups. You need to go to a medical facility to receive proper medical care. You should not self-medicate to prevent complications,» the department noted.

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