The incidence of acute respiratory disease this year is 11% higher.
Influenza and acute respiratory disease have reoccurred in the Banskobystrický region this week. Epidemiologists at the Banská Bystrica Regional Health Authority (RÚVZ) have reported an 11% increase in acute respiratory illness (ARO) compared to last week. From these illnesses, about 12% of cases occurred in influenza-like illness (CHPO) compared to the previous week.
"This year's ARO outbreak increased by 11% and CHPO by 85% over the same period last year," said Maria Tolnay, spokesman.
Overall, doctors in the Banskobystrický Region reported 46,431 patients who underwent ARO at week 46, with about 1,430 patients receiving 100,000 per 100,000 to care for reported doctors this week. Influenza and similar diseases occurred in 379 cases and had a morbidity rate of 112 cases per 100,000 population.
In absolute terms, the regions with the highest number of ARO patients are the districts of Lučenec, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica and Revúca. Influenza and similar diseases are most common in the provinces of Lučenec, Poltár, Banská Bystrica and Banská Štiavnica.
Regarding the age of the disease, the absolute values of ARO and CHPO are most affected by the economically active population, the youngest age of elementary school children and the youngest children under 5 years of age. The lowest incidence of this disease is now among the elderly.
Experts point out that it is a good time to visit your first contact doctor and receive immunizations regarding the development of the disease.