The head of Rospotrebnadzor told about new strains of influenza virus

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotobanka. Archival photoThe head of Rospotrebnadzor told about new strains of influenza virus© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Two new strain of flu virus came to Russia in 2018, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.

«New strains usually are introduced each season, one, two, rarely, but there are also, three. We have the trivalent vaccine in the country. This year, two new variants of the virus,» — said Popov in an interview to the program «Pozdnyakov» on NTV.

She also said that each year Russia increments «5-7% of the total population vaccinated». «Last year crossed the 50% is a very good result that got us through the entire season calmly,» — said the head of Rospotrebnadzor.

«All my family instilled a domestic vaccine», she added.

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