In Croatia, more than 28,600 people with influenza have been recorded by January 27th, and 45 people have died from the disease and complications according to the data so far obtained, it was reported in Zagreb.
HThe National Institute of Public Health says the age range was seven to 96 years old, with more than half of the dead, 25 of them aged 65 and over, had one or more chronic illnesses.
The most reported cases of influenza, around 11,100, last week, suggesting that the peak of the epidemic, which usually lasts for several weeks, is approaching, after which the number of patients gradually decreases.
The largest number of patients were registered in Zagreb, and unlike last year when the type B virus was dominant, this year the influenza A A H1N1 virus is dominant.
"The number of deaths and deaths is terribly high, and now we have about 30,000 reported diseases, which can actually multiply by four in real terms, which means that it's about 120,000 infected people," said Vladimir Drazhenovic of the National Center for influenza for Jutarnji List.
This guide states that to date, the highest number of deaths and complications have been registered last year, a total of 35.