Flu epidemic expected to peak this week

Flu epidemic in Lithuania will peak this week, public health officials say.
© Shutterstock nuotr.

Twenty-three municipalities in Lithuania, out of the total of 60, have declared flu epidemic. A flu epidemic is announced when the number of flu and acute respiratory infection cases exceed 100 per population of 10,000.

Three cases of death from flu-related complications have been confirmed, two more are suspected.

Doctors warn that flu, unlike many other common viruses, can lead to life-threatening complications. Elder people and patients with chronic conditions are particularly susceptible.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments