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2023 01 24
Meningococcal Infection Is Dangerous but Does Not Spread As Easily As Flu

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) wants to remind everyone that many infectious diseases are characterized by seasonality, i.e., their incidence increases in the cold season. One of them is meningococcal infection, which causes severe symptoms but does not spread as easily as flu. It can be prevented by vaccination. ...

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2023 01 24
Incidence in Lithuania has not Reached Epidemic Level for Two Weeks in a Row

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that the total incidence rate of acute respiratory infections (ARI) and COVID-19 has been decreasing further. Last week (16-22 January), the total incidence rate was 762.8 cases per 100,000 population compared to 882.8 cases per 100 thousand population a week before (9-15 ...

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2023 01 20
Boys Will Also Be Vaccinated Against HPV

The National Public Health Center (NVSC) announces that from 1 February 2023, the vaccine against the HPV human papillomavirus virus will also be available for boys. Until now, only girls of 11 year old were vaccinated against HPV infection according to Preventive Vaccination Schedule for Children in Lithuania.

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2023 01 17
Incidence of Acute Respiratory Infections Continues to Decrease

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that since the end of the last year, the total incidence rate of influenza, acute respiratory infections (ARI) and COVID-19 has been decreasing every week in the country. Last week, the total incidence rate reached 882.8 cases/100,000 compared to 1330 cases/100,000 in the first week of ...

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2023 01 16
Yellow Fever Vaccine Temporarily Unavailable

Some countries require evidence of yellow fever vaccination from all entering travellers. The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that due to manufacturing difficulties, yellow fever vaccine is currently unavailable for order. According to the manufacturer's representative, delivery of the vaccine to Lithuania is expected in February.

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2023 01 10
Fewer Flu Cases in the First Week of the Year

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 has been decreasing for several recent weeks now in the country. In the first week of the year  the incidence rate was 1300 cases/100,000 compared to 1357.8 cases/100,000 the week before, in the last week of 2022.

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2023 01 03
Winter is a Good Time to Get Vaccinated Against Tick-Borne Encephalitis

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) reiterates that vaccination is considered the most effective prevention measure for tick-borne disease and tick-borne encephalitis, and is best done in winter. According to epidemiologists, it takes time for reliable protection to develop.

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2023 01 03
Lower Incidence Rates Between Christmas and New Year

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that in the last week of 2022 (26 December–1 January)  the overall incidence rate of influenza, acute respiratory infections (ARI) and COVID-19 further decreased in the country and was 1357.8 cases/ 100,000 compared to 1787.6 cases/100,000 the week before (19-25 December). Over recent weeks, the ...

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2022 12 28
A Week Before Holiday, Incidence Rates Slightly Decreased

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 decreased slightly in the week before holiday (week 51) and was  1787.6 cases/100,000. In the week before, this indicator had reached 1843.5 cases/100,000. The lowest incidence rate was recorded in Utena ...

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2022 12 22
Experts Remind Everyone to Think of Food Hygiene when Preparing Festive Feast

Overwhelmed with festive bustle and jolly mood we tend to turn a blind eye to some rules, but when it comes to preparing a festive feast, we should not allow ourselves such luxury, according to NVSC experts. When preparing food, it is necessary to follow basic rules of hygiene, otherwise the festive joy can be overshadowed by an intestinal ...

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2022 12 20
With Holiday Approaching and Incidence Rates Rising Do Not Forget Prevention Measures

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 climbed higher and reached 1843.5 cases per 100,000 last week. The week before (5-11 December) the total incidence rate was 1577.4 cases per 100,000.

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2022 12 13
More Municipalities on the Brink of Epidemic

The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health (NVSC) informs that last week (28 November – 4 December) the overall incidence rate of influenza, acute respiratory infections (ARI) and COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) climbed to 1577.4 cases per 100,000. The week before (21-27 November) the incidence rate was 1169.9 cases per 100,000. In weeks 48 and 49, the number of ...

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