Swine flu patients in critical condition

Two patients with swine flu are reportedly in critical condition at Prague’s General Teaching Hospital. Their condition, the spokeswoman said, is all the more complicated as both patients are also suffering from pneumonia; both patients are in their late 30s and are high-risk, as one previously had heart surgery and the other suffers from obesity. The spokeswoman said it was extremely difficult to outline a prognosis, suggesting how the patients would react to medicine and care was highly individual. Neither the Czech Republic nor its neighbours have been hit by a flu epidemic yet this season. A number of cases of swine flu are registered in the country each year.

Author: Jan Velinger