Swine flu in the Czech Republic: first minor epidemic this week, first confirmed victim last week

In Personal, Travel on October 29, 2009 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , ,


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Twenty junior high school students and some of their relatives have recently been diagnosed with the “swine flu”, which means it is the first minor epidemic in the Czech Republic, as all the cases that have been reported so far are isolated (mostly individuals returning from Canada, Mexico etc.).

According to the Blesk daily eight of the students and one of their teachers caught the flu during a trip to Bavaria, Germany last week. All of them are at home, taking antibiotics. None of them has experienced serious complications that would require hospitalization. There are six more people who are waiting for their test results…

Last week a woman died from complications because she had one of her organs transplanted and her immunity was significantly affected by her “heart condition” as well.


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