Գլխավոր Uncategorized Armenia reports second H1N1-related death

Armenia reports second H1N1-related death

6
0

f5c3dc81ceb995_5c3dc81ceb9d3.thumb
Acute respiratory infectious diseases have a tendency of growing in Armenia, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

As of Monday, 1,080 people with respiratory infections sought medical treatment in the country, with 837 people (95% of whom are children) receiving stationary treatment.

The ministry says it continues controlling the situation in kindergartens and schools. On 14 January alone, 499 children with acute respiratory infection symptoms were sent back home from educational institutions.

The experts of the ministry are touring medical facilities these days to get first-hand information and to discuss the ongoing measures with the experts and directors of the facilities.

Meantime, the ministry reported the second influenza type A subtype H1N1-related death in Armenia.

“A 62-year-old man who died in a hospital from severe cardiovascular failure was also tested positive for H1N1 subtype,” the ministry said, adding the man had applied for medical treatment too late.

The first death of H1N1 virus was registered in Armenia earlier in January.