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Croatia: 20 dead, 30,000 diseased

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  • Croatia: 20 dead, 30,000 diseased

    Zagreb - Since the beginning of flu season at the end of last year, in Croatia killed 20 people and affected them more than 30,000. In most diagnosed the H1N1 virus. (Beta, archive) According to epidemiologists Borislav Aleraj duty, all the deceased persons had, in addition to influenza, and chronic health problems that grip intensified. Most of the deaths had not been vaccinated against swine flu H1N1, and there is evidence that as in Europe. So far in Croatia vaccinated more than half a million people, which Aleraj still recommends vaccination as the flu season is not over yet. "Regardless of the fact that no vaccine will have one hundred percent efficiency, vaccination is one of the measures that successfully prevent disease," said Aleraj. The latest, 20 victim was a patient who was last Friday after three weeks of treatment died in the Intensive Care Unit at the Split Clinical Hospital Center. In Split, another patient in the intensive treatment, or the respirator. Influenza is most common among students, and the rarest of persons older than 65 years, and the cause is still diagnosed only new influenza virus.