Flu epidemic declared in 16 out of 60 municipalities

An influenza epidemic has been declared in 16 out of Lithuania's 60 municipalities, according to the latest figures released on Tuesday.
Medicine
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Lithuania's overall flu and acute upper respiratory tract infection incidence rate last week reached 135.5 per 10,000 inhabitants, with the highest rates registered in Kaunas and Panevėžys, the Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS said.

Some 185 people were hospitalized with flu across the country last week. Three people have died of the infectious disease during the 2016-2017 flu season.

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