The first cases of Hong Kong flu appeared in Russia: symptoms and features

The first cases of Hong Kong flu have been registered in Russia. Rospotrebnadzor reports this.

The first three cases of influenza A (H3N2) were recorded in Tyumen, the department noted. One adult and two children fell ill. The patients did not have flu vaccinations.

The Hong Kong flu got its name from the 1968 pandemic. It started in Hong Kong and spread throughout the world. According to various estimates, from 1 to 4 million people died then.

— In order to prevent influenza, ARVI, it is necessary to maintain personal hygiene and not forget the basic rules for the prevention of respiratory infections, the message says Rospotrebnadzor.

Preventive measures:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap after visiting any public places
  • Avoid contact with people who have signs of illness
  • Ventilate the premises,
  • Exclude, if possible, visiting crowded places,
  • Use a mask.

From open sources it follows that the peculiarity of this variety of influenza is its rapid development.

Symptoms of Hong Kong flu:

  • temperature above 39 degrees,
  • dry cough,
  • nasal congestion,
  • headache,
  • aches throughout the body.

Hong Kong flu can lead to complications: pneumonia, myocarditis, encephalitis and meningitis, as well as aggravate chronic heart diseases, asthma, diabetes, etc.

— Since the first pandemic of 1968-70, we have had this strain already has collective immunity, because the Hong Kong strain in a modified version returns every 10 to 20 years, allergist-immunologist Vladimir Bolibok told KP.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.