The fall in Russia expect the appearance of the four types of flu
MOSCOW, 17 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Russians in the autumn of this year will face four variants of influenza virus, Hong Kong, swine and type b, one of them is a new strain, so you need to get vaccinated, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.
“The flu is inevitable. Comes to us every year with different intensity, with different sets of new strains. This year we expect a new strain of the virus A (H1N1), the so-called swine flu, and two former variant of influenza A (H3N2), Hong Kong, is a variant in the vaccine… and will continue to, period, so to speak, a variant of influenza virus B”, — said Popov on the TV channel “Russia 24”.
One of the virus, according to her, has a new strain, so the vaccine last year may not be effective. “It is necessary to be vaccinated”, — said the head of Rospotrebnadzor.
Popov noted that the complex of preventive measures include informing the population on how to protect themselves from the virus of influenza and other. “Here as broadly as possible, we will try together with you, I hope to work in order to inform the population that the fall will come, that the flu will come, and that it (prevention) need to do,” she added.
The Minister reminded that the active involvement of media, primarily electronic, has allowed the CPS in a difficult season of 2015-2016 to ensure that 40% of people on the street and in public places wearing masks. “It was a breakthrough,” she said, adding that the winter of this year it was also “normal”.