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    ZAGREB - nearly 30,000 people so far recovered from swine flu, a 19 person has died from complications caused by the H1N1 virus. An outbreak of influenza on the Croatian territory still looming, evaluated at the Croatian Institute for Public Health (CIPH) in that day arrives, and applications up to 1,500 new cases. - Last week we had less complaints, while now the number of new cases on the rise again and reached 21.500prijava new cases a day arrives at the Croatian Institute for Public zdravstvo9.000, suggesting that the epidemic is still not in decline - says Bernard Kaić, epidemiologist HZJZ-a.Najvi?a incidence of flu is still in school children, and lowest in the age above 65 years. However, among 19 victims who were killed because of flu complications are represented by all age groups, according Kaić. - They all had a chronic illness or more of them, and these conditions are worsened because of the flu. The youngest child was only a couple of months, he suffered from whooping cough and rotavirus, and yet still got the flu. The oldest person has died from the flu was 86 years, no complications were still mostly in patients aged 50-70 years - says Kaić.
    The largest number of patients, including deaths, was recorded in Zagreb, no death cases were recorded in Split, Rijeka, Nova Gradiska, Puli, Pozega and Karlovac. As influenza continues to cause in public health services are diagnosed only A/H1N1 pandemic virus, or swine gripe.U Clinic for Infectious Diseases' Dr. Immune response still occur dozens of patients with flu, but the hospital staff finds that the epidemic is slowly passing peak .- It is now among the patients who come, 40 percent with the flu, and 12 patients in serious condition in intensive care. We have the impression that influenza is still spreading, but can not say anything that reduces the number of patients. The epidemic is still at the same level - says Joseph Begovac infectious diseases. Experts continue to refrain from further assessment of the trends of the epidemic, according to some estimates, it is expected that it will still take at least until the end of February. LJ. Bratonja Martin