Patient dies from influenza A-related complications in Armenia
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 5, ARMENPRESS. A patient in Armenia has died in what appears to be influenza A-related complications, the healthcare ministry said, adding that an autopsy will conclude the final cause.
“Based on daily monitoring, as of February 4 the stabilization of the situation related to acute respiratory viruses is continuing. According to confirmed laboratory analyses, Influenza A subtype H1N1 and H3N2 are circulating in Armenia. Despite the stabilization of the situation there are still seriously ill patients in hospitals,” the ministry said, adding that chronic diseases and failure to seek medical attention in time are contributing factors in deterioration of their health condition.
“Unfortunately a fatal case has been recorded in the past two days,” the healthcare ministry said, adding that the patient had influenza A. The healthcare ministry did not specify the subtype.
According to the healthcare ministry, 781 patients – 92,8% of whom are children – are hospitalized in the country.
Earlier in January a woman had died from H1N1-related (swine flu) complications in Armenia.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan