Second person dies from swine flu in Karlovy Vary

Another person died over the weekend in the Karlovy Vary region from the H1N1 virus, otherwise known as the swine flu. This is the second victim of this strain of the flu virus in the region this season. Sixteen people are being treated for swine flu in the region’s hospitals, with eight of them in serious condition. In the whole of the country, 16 people have died so far this season as a result of the flu, and around 100 have been hospitalized. The Chief Hygiene Officer Vladimir Valenta has made 1,440 packages of anti-viral medicine available to treat serious cases. Authorities said that none of the hospitalized patients had received the flu vaccine.

Author: Masha Volynsky