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2022 12 01
As the World Commemorates AIDS Day, Specialists Remind: HIV Treatment Enables People with HIV Infection to Live a Good Quality Life and Prevents HIV Transmission

121 – that`s the number of people in Lithuania who tested positive for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) last year, almost half of whom were from Vilnius County, according to the data obtained by the National Public Health Center (NVSC). An ...

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2022 11 30
The Number of Sick People Is Increasing: Getting Vaccinated Is the Best Way to Protect Yourself

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that the overall rate of influenza, acute respiratory infections (ARI) and COVID-19 disease has increased over the week in the country. At the end of last week, the total incidence rate of the listed diseases reached 900.9 cases per 100 000 compared ...

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2022 11 22
NVSC Calls to Get Tested for Viral Hepatitis, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections

European testing week 2022 is taking place on 21-28 November across all Europe. This week, testing institutions and organizations are invited to pull their effort together  to raise public awareness of the importance of early testing for viral Hepatitis, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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2022 11 22
Flu Cases Continue to Climb

The National Public Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that the overall rate of influenza, acute respiratory infections (ARI) and COVID-19 disease has increased over the week in the country. Over the period of 14-20 November, the total incidence rate of the listed diseases reached 707.9 cases per 100 000 compared to 672.4 cases per 100 000 previous week (7-13 November).

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2022 11 18
Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is a global campaign celebrated each year between 18-24 November. The theme of WAAW 2022 is "Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance together". The World Health Organization (WHO) urges all sectors to cooperate in promoting the prudent use of antibiotics and strengthening preventive measures, and the specialists of the National Public Health ...

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2022 11 15
Flu Cases in Lithuania Are Climbing: It Is Not Too Late to Get Flu Vaccine

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that the overall incidence rate of influenza, acute respiratory infections (ARI) and COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) increased in the country over the last week. In week 45 (last week), the total number of cases increased to 672.4 cases per 100,000 compared to 500.6 cases per ...

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2022 11 11
Pneumococcal Infection is Extremely Dangerous for Children and the Elderly

On the occasion of World Pneumonia Day, which is observed on 12th November every year, the National Public Health Center (NVSC) reminds that pneumococcal infection, which is one of the major causes of pneumonia and otitis media can be prevented by vaccination. According to the World Health Organization, in 2019 alone pneumonia claimed 2.5 million lives, ...

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2022 11 08
During the Autumn School Holidays, the Number of Infections Decreased

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that the total rates of influenza, acute upper respiratory tract infections (AURI) and COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in week 44 were lower (500.6 cases per 100,000 population) compared to the week before (722.8 cases per 100,000 population). 

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2022 11 08
Ebola Outbreak in Uganda

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the health authorities in the Republic of Uganda declared an outbreak of Ebola disease caused by Sudan ebolavirus . From the beginning of the outbreak until October 19, a total of 64 cases of this disease were reported (including 25 deaths). Most cases were reported from Mubende District (40 ...

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2022 11 03
Beginning of Flu Season: Flu Incidence Rates Are Not Increasing Yet

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that the total rates of influenza, acute upper respiratory tract infections (AURI) and COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in week 43 were lower (722.8 cases per 100,000 population) compared to the week before (819.7 cases per 100,000 population).

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2022 10 26
Recommendation: Get Your Flu Vaccine Early

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that  the total rates of influenza, acute upper respiratory tract infections (AURI) and COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) decreased from 827.8 to 819.7 cases per 100 thousand during the week in the country; however, experts at NVSC warn that flu could be a serious health threat and urge the public to get vaccinated ...

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2022 10 24
Polio Can Be Prevented By Vaccination

On World Polio Day, which is traditionally celebrated on October 24, the National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) reminds that the most effective means of protection against polio is vaccination. Although Lithuania has been declared polio-free since 2001, there is still a risk of the disease being imported into the country. According to data from the World Health ...

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