When encountering a virus that is still unknown to the body, a person is much more likely to become ill, the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) states on its website.
Most cases of flu this year among children under 14 years of age
The number of visits with influenza-like illness in primary care dispensaries decreased slightly between February 3 and 9, but is still high. The age groups up to 14, as well as young people
The high incidence of influenza-like diseases and other respiratory infections is reflected in outbreaks in many kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. A large number of different viruses are circulating this year: influenza a (H1N1), two different groups of strains A (H3N2), and two different groups of B / Victoria flu strains.
The influx of test specimens for influenza and other respiratory infections did not increase again in that week. Flu viruses have been jointly demonstrated in 36 percent of samples tested. There were positive 64 samples taken in primary health care, and hospital-derived samples 34 percent.
At most, two-thirds were of type A flu, but less than last week when 82 percent of such samples. Subtype A (H1NN1) was 15 percent, the rest were A (H3N2), refer to NIJZ.
There were several more respiratory syncytial viruses (RSV), and it was proven in percent of samples tested. Of the other viral respiratory tract infections, eight percent were rhinoviruses, while coronaviruses, human metapneumoviruses, and adenoviruses each showed four in four tested samples. There were fewer other virus-infecting viruses.
In Croatia, more than 64 . 000 flu patients, also mostly children
This week, nine countries belonging to the European Bureau of the World Health Organization (WHO) have reported a high or very high incidence of influenza. Geographically, influenza is widespread in most countries.
Since the beginning of this season, influenza A virus has been laboratory confirmed in Slovenia in 1729 cases and influenza B virus in 472 cases.
A major outbreak is reported by the Croatian Institute of Public Health (Hzjz) from Croatia , where they recorded more than 20 this year. 000 People with influenza, mostly children. They pointed out that the most ill were listed last week, indicating that the flu season is at its peak. Almost 9500 new cases of influenza were confirmed last week.
The prevalence of type A influenza is increasing, and the proportion of type B. influenza is increasing. the sick are among preschool children and students. The flu has spread most widely in the Krapina-Zagorje, Koprivnica-Krizevci and Lika-Senj counties. The peak of the flu season in Croatia is slightly later than in previous years, they added.
In Serbia, due to the flu, they extended their winter school holidays to
Meanwhile, the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development has extended the winter school holidays to
due to the flu epidemic . February. Previously, all kindergartens and schools were temporarily closed in Vojvodina until 21. to prevent the spread of influenza among children.
More than 22 recorded in Serbia since the beginning of the year . 000 flu cases. At least two people have died as a result of the flu, the competent services announced.