More people fall victim to severe flu symptoms
Seven people have died in the Czech Republic so far this winter due to complications from the flu. Almost 50 people are currently in hospitals with severe flu symptoms. In the past two days, two people have died and 19 were hospitalized. There has also been an increase of cases of swine flu, which has recently claimed one victim in the Czech Republic. The chief hygiene officer Vladimír Valenta previously issued a warning that the country is on the verge of a flu epidemic. The Health Ministry has opened a telephone hotline that provides advice to doctors around the country. Most serious cases of the flu are associated with lung infection.