The highest increase has been reported in Prague, as well as the Karlovy Vary and Central Bohemia regions. In Prague alone, the week from January 15 – 21 has seen 972 cases for 100,000 inhabitants. Within this same period, the number of acute respiratory infection cases has risen by 15%. These acute respiratory diseases include the flu as well as other seasonal diseases of viral origin. In fact, the amount of influenza-like cases has increased by almost 82%. Further, an increase has been detected in the number of confirmed cases of the Influenza A (H1N1) subtype virus.
The head of the National Reference Laboratory for Influenza and Non-Influenza Viral Respiratory Disease, MUDr. Martina Havlíčková, CSc., confirmed that there is a growing trend among the medical community abandoning the view of not vaccinating patients at the onset of a flu epidemic.
We recommend that our patients book a vaccination with their respective doctor. Each patient will then be individually assessed to determine whether being vaccinated is suitable or not.
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