Flu epidemic close to peaking
A flu epidemic which hit all 14 regions of the Czech Republic is close to hitting its peak, according to Martin Havlíček, a flu specialist at the National Reference Laboratory. Thirteen regions (the one exception being Liberec, which saw a mild fall in cases) saw the number of cases rise by at least 80 percent. The greatest rise has been in the Zlín area. Forty-six patients are in serious condition; six people have died.