Flu takes a grip on Latvia

  • 2008-01-29
  • From wire reports
RIGA -- An influenza epidemic has begun in Latvia, Elina Sprude-Nesenberga from the Public Health Agency told the LETA news agency on Jan. 29.Accordingto the Public Health Agency's data, 153 flu cases per 100,000 residentswere registered in Latvia last week. The epidemic threshold is 100infections per 100,000 residents.The agency warned that the epidemic is likely to keep spreading for about two weeks. Children up to 15 years old are the most vulnerable to the virus, the Public Health Agency added.The only consolation for sufferers is that they are not alone - epidemic sta...
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