Numbers of Czech asthma sufferers up

Nearly 190,000 Czechs were treated with asthma last year, with was some 2,000 more than the previous year, according to government figures released on Friday. The highest number of asthma sufferers per 100,000 inhabitants was registered in Prague, the lowest in the Olomouc region. 37 percent of patients suffered from medium and severe forms of asthma. Last year also saw a 2-percent increase in the number of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Author: Jan Richter