Two women die of flu in north-eastern Czech Republic

Two elderly women have died of complications caused by the A/H1N1 flu strain in the north-eastern Czech Republic, the regional hygiene officer said on Friday. A flu epidemic has broken out in several other Czech regions including Central and Southern Bohemia, Southern Moravia, and the Hradec Králové and Zlín regions, the authorities said. Around 40 people have died of flu-related causes since the Czech Republic was first hit by the epidemic last month.

Author: Jan Richter