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New viral diseases can emerge in Georgia

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February 23, Trend: Currently, H1N1 and N2N3 viruses are randomly observed in Georgia, however, other viral diseases can emerge in the country, Novosti Georgia reported.

Reportedly, 18 people have died from the aftereffects of the H1N1 virus (“swine flu”) and one from H3N2 virus, since early 2016.

“It is difficult to predict when the H1N1 and N2N3 viruses will disappear. But after three or four weeks the disease cases, will decrease. However, it is not ruled out that another virus will emerge,” said Khatuna Zakhashvili, head of the Department of Infectious Diseases of Georgian National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.

Aside from the “swine flu”, other viral diseases such as respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza and rhinovirus are spread in the country.

“Today, there are no prerequisites that can lead to increase in the cases of virus diseases in February. However, nobody knows how the situation will change,” she added.

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