Some hospitals cancel visits due to swine flu

In related news, some Czech hospitals including Prague’s IKEM institute, Na Homolce and Královské Vinohrady hospitals and other health care facilities across the country have forbidden visits due to the swine flu outbreak. The number of people infected with the H1N1 virus in the Czech Republic doubled over the last week, with 486 patients now registered. A five-year old girl in a critical condition has been hospitalized in Ústí nad Labem, northern Bohemia. Meanwhile, the Czech Education Ministry issued guidelines for schools on Wednesday on how to prevent the spread of the virus.

Author: Jan Richter