Flu Epidemic Starts 20-30 Days Earlier Than Predicted in Bulgaria

Society » HEALTH | December 27, 2016, Tuesday // 14:12| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Flu Epidemic Starts 20-30 Days Earlier Than Predicted in Bulgaria BGNES

For the first time in six years, the flu epidemic started 20-30 days earlier than predicted.

At the moment, H3N2 – the Bolzano virus subtype – is predominant with 30% more cases of infected people than the Hong Kong virus subtype.

This is a slightly altered virus and this is why it is still unclear whether anti-flu vaccines will be effective against it. This will be known in a month’s time, commented on Nova TV the director of the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) Dr. Todor Kantardhiev.

According to him, the flu has a short incubation period – the symptoms begin to appear between 10 and 12 hours up to 24 hours after the infection. First, the person’s temperature rises to about 38 degrees, followed by muscle and joint aches, as well as throat aches and a dry cough, and general fatigue – a person can hardly leave his/her home and loses strength.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Health » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: flu, bolzano, Hong Kong, vaccines, NCIPD, symptoms
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria