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    Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia
    18 January 2011 | 13:19 | FOCUS News Agency
    Home / Southeast Europe and Balkans
    Sofia. A flu epidemic will be declared in the district of Sofia, Bulgarian Ministry of Healthcare announced.
    The sick rate in the region exceeds 300 in 10,000 people ...

    http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n239808
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    Re: Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia

    South-west Bulgaria declares flu epidemic


    Regions in southwest Bulgaria are declaring a flu epidemic because of a drastic increases in cases of people with respiratory problems on January 19 2011, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported.

    The city of Blagoevgrad, and the town of Petrich near the Koulata-Promachon border crossing point with Greece, have declared the emergency, a day after a flu epidemic was declared in the region of Sofia.

    Those most affected by the strain are children aged five to 14, followed by people aged 15-29. Pupils away from school because they are ill currently account for 18 to 22 per cent of the total number. Schools have taken necessary "pre-emptive and preventative measures", but have not suspended classes.

    Schools in the region will be closed if more than 25 per cent of the students report ill. The flu is usually accompanied by high fever, and according to medical authorities, those affected should seek professional assistance and not attempt any home treatment. As was the case last season, doctors say that the most effective preventative measures against the flu are meticulous attention to personal hygiene.

    The report does not mention the H1N1 strain, otherwise known as swine flu, although medical authorities in Bulgaria previously did not rule out the risk of swine flu.


    http://sofiaecho.com/2011/01/19/1027...ofia%20Echo%29

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      Re: Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia

      Bulgarian to English translation
      5 more schools in flu vacation
      January 20, 2011 13:00


      Sofia / CROSS / From today, five more schools in the country are in flu vacation. Two of them are located in Vidin and the other three were in Bregovo Belogradchik and Sofia. No new regions in the country, whose incidence has reached epidemic. Influenza epidemic continues to have in Sofia district and the municipalities of Blagoevgrad, Petrich Dupnitsa, Rila Kocherinovo. Expected spread of influenza to increase throughout the country, reported by the Ministry of Health.

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      http://www.cross-bg.net/sotzialni-de...pna-vakantziya
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        Re: Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia

        An influenza epidemic will be declared in Sofia on January 22 2011, the Sofia Regional Inspectorate for health care has announced, cited by Dnevnik daily.

        "The influenza is showing a clear tendency to spread," the medical authorities said.

        According to the report, between January 10-16, the contagion increased to 155 registered patients for every 10 000 of the population, and that the rates are rising increasingly, reaching epidemic levels, Dnevnik daily reported.

        The National Reference Laboratory said that about 30 per cent of the patients in Sofia are confirmed with A (H1N1) influenza, Dnevnik reported.

        Starting on January 22, medical establishments will stop all consultations for children and women, as well as preventive examinations and vaccinations, the report said.

        Sofia municipality was the first to declare an emergency on January 18, followed by Blagoevgrad, and Petrich, earlier on January 19.

        Subsequently, Dupnitsa, Rila and Kocherinovo said that the level of respiratory infections in their respective regions had escalated and reached epidemic proportions. Subsequently, the influenza has been spreading in other regions across Bulgaria.

        Medical authorities say that people should be washing their hands frequently with soap and water, shield the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing with a hand, and avoid contact with unwashed hands.

        http://www.sofiaecho.com/2011/01/21/...-on-january-22

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          Re: Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia

          Bulgaria Braces for All-out Flu Epidemic
          Health | January 22, 2011, Saturday


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          This necessitates the closing down of schools for a period of a week, as well as special precautionary measures for citizens.

          According to data from the National Reference Laboratory, 30% of sick persons tested in Sofia carry the A(H1N1) type virus.

          ...

          http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=124426
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            Re: Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia

            A flu epidemic has been declared in Bulgaria's regions of Shumen and Varna on Monday.

            A patient in the city of Shumen has been proven to be a case of the so-called swine flu A(H1N1) virus, but is reported to be in good condition. The number of those with flu symptoms in the Black Sea capital of Varna has been steadily going up in the last few days.

            According to data from the National Reference Laboratory, 30% of sick persons tested in Sofia carry the A(H1N1) type virus.

            This year the flu can lead pneumonia, doctors say, and warn strongly against self-medicating and taking antibiotics.

            The flu epidemic status has already been set for the entire Sofia Region, including the capital Sofia, where the number of those having the flu has reached 155 per 1 000, as well as for the Pazardzhik and Vratsa Regions, the cities of Pleven and Blagoevgrad and a number of towns in the Blagoevgrad Region.

            A total of 12 Bulgarian regions are on the brink of declaring a flu epidemic.

            This necessitates the closing down of schools for a period of a week along with special precautionary measures for citizens.

            Medical authorities have commented that the flu morbidity is expected to subside within 4 or 6 weeks.


            http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=124461

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              Re: Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia

              Flu epidemic declared in 6 more districts in Bulgaria


              Sofia. Flu epidemic has been declared in six more districts in Bulgaria – Burgas, Vratsa, Shumen, Blagoevgrad, Veliko Tarnovo and Kyustendil, the press office of the Interior Ministry reports.
              The state of epidemic is still underway in Sofia City, Sofia District, and the municipalities of Pleven and Pazardzhik.
              The peak of the epidemic is expected over the next couple of weeks.
              More than 90% of the positive samples, examined at the National Reference Laboratory, show that the predominant strain registered this season is A(H1N1).

              http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n240333

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                Re: Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia

                Flu epidemic declared in Bulgaria’s Pernik

                Pernik. Flu epidemic has been declared in Pernik district, the Regional Inspectorate for Public Health Prevention and Control announced. In the third week of January the flu morbidity rate continues growing up and reached epidemiologic levels of 326 diseased per 10 000 people.
                More than 90% of the positive samples, examined at the National Reference Laboratory, show that the predominant strain registered this season is A(H1N1).

                http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n240415

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                  Re: Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia

                  Bulgarian districts with flu epidemic rise to 12

                  Flu continues spreading across Bulgaria. On Tuesday the districts of Plovdiv, Varna, Vidin, Targovishte, and Pernik declared a flue epidemic, raising the total number of districts with flu epidemic to 12. Other areas across the country are expected to declare a flue epidemic by the end of the week.
                  The schools and some of the kindergartens in the affected districts have sent their pupils into a holiday due to the high sick rate.

                  http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n240459

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                    Re: Flu epidemic declared in district of Sofia

                    Sofia flu epidemic officially ends but continues elsewhere in Bulgaria
                    Mon, Jan 31 2011 11:56 CET
                    byThe Sofia Echo staff

                    The flu "holiday" affecting schools in Sofia has ended and regular classes will resume from February 1 2011, the Bulgarian National Television reported, citing Education Minister Sergei Ignatov.

                    The rate of infection in the city has steadily receded and medical authorities have said that the influenza emergency will be called off barring a "second-wave" resurgence of the virus, according to the report.

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                    http://www.sofiaecho.com/2011/01/31/...re-in-bulgaria
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