The first part of the 2nd issue contains 7 articles in the section Epidemiological Chronicle, including the editorial "Infectious Diseases in Poland in 2016," with an extensive table with numbers of cases and deaths. The highest incidence among diseases reported within epidemiological surveillance occurred in the group of upper respiratory tract infections classified as "influenza and suspicions of flu disease". A serious epidemiological problem was the increase in the rate of pertussis by 37.9% compared to the previous year and by 225% compared to the median from 2010-2014.

   In 2016, the incidence of bacterial enteritis caused by Clostridium difficile and Salmonella increased as compared to the previous year, as well as viral infections caused by noroviruses and rotaviruses.

   The number of newly detected hepatitis C cases and newly detected HIV infections increased. Transmission in 70% of HCV infections was due to medical procedures, and 73% of HIV infections were due to sexual contact between men.

    In the "Problems of infections" section, one may find valuable articles on the prevention of inflammation of peripheral veins related to the cannulation, and also a single-center study on the efficacy of Artesanal therapy in malaria patients.


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