VILNIUS - An influenza epidemic has already been declared in 14 out of Lithuania's 60 municipalities as in the number of flu and acute upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) cases continues to rise in the country.
The town of Alytus and the districts of Panevezys, Raseiniai, Salcininkai and Telsiai declared a flu epidemic on Tuesday and the city of Klaipeda plans to do so on Wednesday.
Other affected municipalities include the cities of Kaunas and Panevezys and the districts of Elektrenai, Prienai, Ukmerge, Ignalina, Kedainiai, Jonava and Trakai.
The National Public Health Center recommended on Monday that the district of Kaisiadorys be added to the list, too.
Lithuania’s overall flu and acute upper respiratory tract infection (URI) incidence rate reached 155.2 per 10,000 inhabitants on January 21 to 27, up from 127.7 a week ago.