January 3, 2023, 06:39 – Public News Service – OSN

The incidence of influenza and SARS among Russians was lower by 29.3% compared to the previous week. The corresponding message on Tuesday, January 3, was published on the website Rospotrebnadzor.

The department’s specialists specified in their report that influenza viruses (81.3%) prevail in the structure of respiratory viruses circulating throughout the country until now. At the same time, it is specified that among them the dominant virus is influenza A (H1N1) 2009 or swine flu (60.8%), which is recorded in all regions of Russia.

“Among other respiratory viruses of non-influenza etiology, respiratory syncytial viruses, rhinoviruses, adenoviruses are still in the lead,” the department noted.

The experts also recalled that at present, the implementation of a set of preventive and anti-epidemic measures continues in the territory of the country’s constituent entities. In conclusion, Rospotrebnadzor employees emphasized that the current situation with the incidence in the country is completely controllable.

Formerly Public News Service informedthat in Russia the flu epidemic in 2023 will end in April and return in mid-autumn. Such a forecast was voiced by the immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov.